Historic Village of Hokkaido

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The Historic Village of Hokkaido (J̑, Kaitaku no Mura) is an open air museum in the suburbs of Sapporo. It exhibits about 60 typical buildings from all over Hokkaido, dating from the Meiji and Taisho Periods (1868 to 1926), the era when Hokkaido's development was carried out on a large scale. There are four different sections: a town, fishing village, farm village and a mountain village.

The Historical Museum of Hokkaido (JLO, Kaitaku Kinenkan) documents the history of Hokkaido's development and is located about a ten minute walk from the open air museum. The museum has eight areas that chronologically cover the prefecture's history from its first occupation by humans about 20,000 years ago to the post war years after 1945 and into the future.

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Get There and Around

The Historic Village of Hokkaido is located in the Nopporo Forest Park outside of central Sapporo.

From Sapporo Station, take a local train to Shinrin Koen Station (15 minutes, 260 yen, frequent departures) from where the museum and open air museum can be reached in a short bus ride (5 minutes, 210 yen, 1-2 buses per hour) or a 20-30 minute walk. Alternatively, you can board the same bus from Shin-Sapporo Station (15 minutes).

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Hours and Fees

Open Air Museum (Historic Village of Hokkaido)


9:00 to 17:00 (until 16:30 from October to April)
Admission ends 30 minutes before closing


Mondays from October through April (or Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday)
December 29 to January 3


830 yen (680 yen in winter)
1200 yen (combination ticket that also includes the museum)



Museum (Historical Museum of Hokkaido)


9:30 to 17:00 (until 16:30 from October to April)
Admission ends 30 minutes before closing


Mondays (or the following day if Monday is a holiday), December 29 to January 3 and occasional closures for maintenance


600 yen (museum only), 1200 yen (museum and open air museum)



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