The Historical Village of Hokkaido is an open-air museum showcasing structures built across Hokkaido from the Meiji to early Showa eras (from the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries)—structures that were relocated for restoration or were reconstructed on the 54.2-hectare compound here.
The village opened in April 1983 to offer a glimpse of what life was like in Hokkaido’s pioneering days and to preserve for posterity buildings that embody local cultural history.
The village itself constitutes a large exhibit. In the summer (from mid-April to November 30), the only horse-drawn trolley in Japan runs, and a horse-drawn sled is available for a ride in the winter (on weekends and national holidays with snow on the ground between December and March, and on weekdays during the Sapporo Snow Festival).
The facility gives a sense of the wisdom and labor of those who engaged in land reclamation in Hokkaido, and each and every structure will transport visitors back to the pioneering days.
- Konopporo 50-1, Atsubetsu-cho, Atsubetsu-ku, Sapporo
May to September: 9:00 – 17:00; October to April: 9:00 – 16:30
(last admission: 30 minutes before closing)
Mondays (or Tuesday if Monday is a national or other holiday), and the year-end and New Year’s holidays May to September: Open every day.
Adults: ¥800; High school and college students: ¥600
– Admission is free for junior high school students or younger, 65+, and holders of a disability certificate.
- Official website
- Wheelchair accessibility
Parking Accessible restroom Slopes Nursing room Wheelchairs available upon request Available Available Available Available Available
- Supplementary information
- Strollers (available upon request) and automated external defibrillator (AED)