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.
- 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)
High school and college students: ¥300
Elementary and junior high school students: ¥50
Holders of a disability certificate and one accompanying person per holder: ¥300 each
- Official website
- Wheelchair accessibility
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- 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.