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Hokkaido Digital Museum

Noboribetsu City Historical Museum

Central Hokkaido Area Noboribetsu City

This museum features the history, nature, and culture of Noboribetsu City. The myriad exhibits here include those about the history of the Ainu, an indigenous people of Japan, about the relocation of samurai warriors to Hokkaido in the early Meiji era (around 1870), and about Noboribetsu and Karurusu hot springs, as well as everyday tools used in olden days and a carbonized Sakhalin fir trunk formed by the eruption of the Kuttara volcano. The museum also holds municipally designated cultural properties and other valuable materials.

The museum exterior was modeled after Shiroishi Castle, the castle of the Katakura family, whose head was a retainer of the Sendai Domain. Trees near the museum, including Gioiko and other cherry and maple trees, offer stunning seasonal scenery.

museum Facility information

Katakura-cho 6-chome 27, Noboribetsu

April to October: 10:00 – 17:00
November to March: 10:00 – 16:00


Mondays (open if Monday is a national holiday), the day following national holidays, and the year-end and New Year’s holidays


Adults: ¥190 (¥150), elementary and junior high school students: ¥60 (¥50)
– Fees in parentheses indicate discount fees for groups of 20 or more.

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Wheelchair accessibility
Parking Accessible restroom Slopes Nursing room Wheelchairs available upon request
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Supplementary information
Visitors can use the parking of the neighboring park. For wheelchair users, wheelchair-accessible parking is located in the museum compound. A ramp is available only at the entrance. The first floor is designed to be accessible, but no elevator is available to the second-floor exhibition room.
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