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The Hokkaido University Museum

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Address: Kita10jo Nishi 8jo, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-0810 , Hokkaido
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+81 11-706-2658
10:00 - 17:00
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07-26-2016 Reopen

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All about the university's interesting history

If you're interested in how the university came to be, the climate that inspired it, and all of the people who had a hand in shaping it, don't miss this little museum. While it's... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Valerie S
Hokkaido, Japan
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Hokkaido, Japan
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're interested in how the university came to be, the climate that inspired it, and all of the people who had a hand in shaping it, don't miss this little museum. While it's fairly small, it does a good job at giving a broad history of Hokkaido University. It really came to be at an interesting point in history.... More 

Thank Valerie S
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1,535 reviews
932 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was there one morning and the campus was quiet with good ambiance, they have a welcome center in the university. I left before it opened.

Thank Quack H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Given the terrific staff and international setting of the university, it was disappointing to see such an old-school, nineteenth-century presentation of otherwise pretty interesting exhibits. The renovations to this great building and the free entrance are what make it a worthwhile brief stop. The cafe has quite good food, but the chemical smell from the exhibits (moth balls come to... More 

Thank ThoughtfulGuest
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2,470 reviews
1,909 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 624 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Free admission, a lot of things to see and some interactive items too. Not everything is in English though. Worth a look.

Thank KarolaRS
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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

The museum is being closed for renewal so can't get inside. But the way to museum is beautiful. It is worth for walking. I like it :)

Thank Nguyễn K
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

The last review (June 26) brought me here, however the museum is undergoing repairs from April until July (unspecified completion date). Be sure to call ahead before making a trip just for the museum! Despite that , the university campus is very beautiful and worth checking out.

Thank Ryan S
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45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2015

Must see place if you visit University of Hokkaido. Enjoy walking or jogging inside the campus. Pass the soveniour shop, you may find good stuff there. A small bakery shop sells pestories with reasonal students price.

Thank victoria057
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2015

It won't be a waste of time to visit if your trip to Sapporo is a leisurely that allows you to explore things on your own. There are interesting stuff in here but you may want to skip that room about skin diseases. That was so random.

Thank joikamiru
Penang Island, Malaysia
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Reviewed 11 December 2014 via mobile

The Hokkaido University Campus is not very large as you would expect in a city center. The University Museum is full of artifacts and specimens of many animals and bugs. Don't expect it to be like a national museum, but for a university museum, it is one of the best I have ever entered. Most of all, the museum toilet... More 

Thank KangJ
Paris, France
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Reviewed 20 October 2014

nice historical building on a very agreeable campus. However, everything is in japanese and there is no way to understand the magnificent history of Hokkaido University. Too bad !

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