Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples(函館市北方民族資料館)

Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples
This place is written as [函館市北方民族資料館] in Japanese.

Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples(函館市北方民族資料館) is located in Bay Area, just next Soma Company Building. The collections of the museum are dedicated by Osamu Baba and Sakuemon Kodama who were the authorities of anthropology, archaeology and folklore. Their collections are well known in domestic and over sea. The museum displays their prominent studies about northern people.


  •  Take a tram to Suehiro-cho(末広町) and 1 min walk.


  • April to Octover 9:00 – 19:00
  • November to March 9:00 – 17:00


  •  Dec, 31 to January, 3

Admission Fee

  • Adult: ¥300 (group: ¥240)
  • Student/Child: ¥150(group: ¥120)
*Group admission fees apply to groups of 15 persons or more. When visiting on school field trips, even individual students can utilize group admission fees.
Discount ticket available for visiting more than two museums including these museum below:

  1. The Former British Consulate(旧英国領事館)
  2. Hakodate City Museum of Literature(函館市文学館)
  3. Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples(函館市北方民族資料館)
  • Visit Two museums available Adult: ¥500 Sturent: ¥250
  • Visit Three museums available Adult: ¥720 Sturent: ¥360


  • Old documents from Hakodate museum —  collected by Kaitakushi, Colonization Commission and volunteers in the Maiji era.
  • Baba collection — Studies of Karafuto, Chishima and Hokkaido around 1935. Ainu documents are designated as National important tangible folk-cultural property in 1959.
  • Kodama collection — The base studies about Ainu culture. He dedicate to collect Ainu documents and items by his own funds.


  • The Former Soma Residence (旧相馬邸)
  • The Former Public Hall of Hakodate Ward(旧函館区公会堂)
  • The Former Branch Office of Hokkaido Government
  • Motomachi Roman Catholic Church
  • Hakodate Orthodox Church
  • Hakodate Episcopal Church of Japan
  • Foreigners’ Cemetery
  • The Former Russian Consulate

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