Skip to content

Hokkaido Digital Museum

Watanabe Junichi Museum of Literature

Central Hokkaido Area Sapporo City
  • twitter
  • facebook
  • instagram

This literary museum features Junichi Watanabe, a Naoki Prize-winning writer who hailed from Hokkaido. Adjacent to nature-rich Nakajima Park, the building was designed by the architect Tadao Ando. The museum introduces visitors to his literary world through his handwritten manuscripts and various exhibits that trace his life and career. The facility has a library with his entire works and his hobby books, a relaxing café with an air of openness, and a basement concert hall, reflecting Junichi’s concept of making it not a literary museum with a solemn atmosphere, but an innovative and spirited literary museum frequented by visitors.

museum Facility information

Minami 12-jo Nishi 6-chome 414, Chuo-ku, Sapporo

9:30 – 18:00 (until 17:30 between November and March)
The last admission is 30 minutes before the museum closes.


Mondays (or the next weekday if Monday is a national holiday)


Adults: ¥500
High school and college students: ¥300
Elementary and junior high school students: ¥50
Preschoolers: Free
Holders of a disability certificate and one accompanying person per holder: ¥300 each

Official website
Wheelchair accessibility
Parking Accessible restroom Slopes Nursing room Wheelchairs available upon request
Unavailable Available Unavailable Unavailable Unavailable
Supplementary information
The facility is wheelchair-accessible, with an elevator to provide access to each level. Visitors who wish to use the nursing space are asked to contact a staff member.
arrow_upward PAGE TOP