This museum opened in 2002 to enhance public understanding of the nature and history of Kutchan Town and its surrounding areas. The exhibition area is divided into two themes: nature and history. The nature section features Mt. Yotei, the Niseko mountains, and the foothills of those mountains; the history section focuses on history since the prehistoric age, including Hokkaido’s pioneering era, and on people’s lives.
- Kita 6-jo Higashi 7-chome 3, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido
- 9:00 – 17:00 (last admission: 16:30)
- Tuesdays (or the next weekday if Tuesday is a national holiday or an observed national holiday), the year-end and New Year’s holidays (December 29 – January 5), and unscheduled closed days
Admission to the Kutchan Museum of Natural History
Adults: ¥200 (¥100), high school students or younger: Free
Joint ticket to the Kutchan Museum of Natural History and the Shu Ogawara Museum of Art
Adults: ¥500 (¥400)
– Admission is free on July 17 (designated as the Day for Hokkaido Residents).
– Admission is free on November 3 (designated as the Day for Culture Day).
– Fees in parentheses indicate discount fees for groups of 10 or more.
– Admission is free for visitors holding a ticket stub from the Shu Ogawara Museum of Art.
– Japan Automobile Federation (JAF) membership discounts are available upon presentation of their membership card.
- Official website
- Wheelchair accessibility
Parking Accessible restroom Slopes Nursing room Wheelchairs available upon request Available Available Available Unavailable Available
- Supplementary information
- Elevator for wheelchair users