Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples, Hakodate

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Try your hand at playing a traditional musical instrument at Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples. Focusing on the Ainu culture and offering information about the indigenous cultures of the Russian-controlled Sakhalin Island, the small museum features hands-on exhibits. You can have a go at making and playing a handful of traditional instruments, as well as recreating Ainu artworks using old-fashioned paper-cutting techniques. Make Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples a centerpiece of your Hakodate vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Hakodate online travel route builder.
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  • This was my favorite museum in Hakodate. Everything was in English as well as Japanese. Learned a lot about the native people and early settlers. Only 300 yen. One hour is probably enough time. 
    This was my favorite museum in Hakodate. Everything was in English as well as Japanese. Learned a lot about the native people and early settlers. Only 300 yen. One hour is probably enough time.  more »
  • This Museum is easy to find for a tourist using public transport once you work out the tram system, as the stops are close (you can see the tracks in the photo). I love the anime 'Mononoke Hime' or... 
    This Museum is easy to find for a tourist using public transport once you work out the tram system, as the stops are close (you can see the tracks in the photo). I love the anime 'Mononoke Hime' or...  more »
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  • Nice (and inexpensive) museum on the Ainu history with many artifacts. Most displays have English explanations as well. Highly recommend.
  • Surprising and interesting. Everything presented in English. Very informative!

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