This museum showcases the history, culture, and nature of northern Hokkaido, including Asahikawa City, under the theme of “encountering the history and culture of the indigenous Ainu people”.
The first-floor exhibition room features that history and culture, whereas the first basement floor showcases animals, plants, and people surviving the extreme cold of winter. These rooms display large numbers of Ainu and various other materials with easy-to-understand explanations.
The museum also displays a reconstructed traditional Ainu dwelling and barracks for tondenhei farmer-soldiers, giving a glimpse into people’s everyday lives in those days.
- Kagura 3-jo 7-chome, Asahikawa
9:00 – 17:00 (last admission: 16:30)
The second and fourth Mondays in April and May and between October and March (or the following weekday if the Monday is a national holiday)
The year-end and New Year’s holidays (December 30 – January 4)
Equipment inspection days, etc.
Adults: ¥350; High school students: ¥230; Elementary and junior high school students: Free
– Discount fees apply to groups of 20 or more if they belong to the same fee category.
– Admission is free or discounted for the following people.
1. Seniors 70+ living in Asahikawa
2. Holders of a physical disability certificate, a mental disability certificate, or a medical rehabilitation handbook and one accompanying person per holder
3. Persons requiring long-term care as defined in the Long-Term Care Insurance Act and one caregiver per person requiring long-term care
4. Teachers in charge of accompanying school students or other people in charge of accompanying groups of visitors
- Official website
- Wheelchair accessibility
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