Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples, Abashiri

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  • Are reproduced for Northern peoples don't know very well how they lived then and wore no clothes, it was interesting. If the tours explain better.
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  • Prison Museum, drift ice Museum and pick out the one place I went here during this texture to clothing, such as a good life. Having a good understanding of the audio description is also Korean.
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  • Oct 18 Just when I thought nothing could compare with the Abashiri Prison Museum, I visit this museum not far away. Once again, it is about something that I admit that I know nothing. I have never rea...  more »
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  • As someone who doesn't typically choose a museum as something to visit on a weekend or while traveling, I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the Northern People's Museum. It is really well designed and has so much information. The entrance free is only 550 yen and includes a free audio guide which I recommend to anyone who is not a Japanese speaker. Without the guide I would probably be able to walk through the museum in 15-20 minutes but the audio guide makes you stop and listen and you end up finding out a lot more than if you just browsed all the items they have in their collection. I definitely recommend this museum if you are in the Abashiri area!
  • ¥800 gets you into both the permanent and special exhibitions. Audio guide was great and there are some interesting exhibits. Only disappointment was the lack of mammoth in the exhibit. We went there specifically for this and the best we got was a tusk.
  • Fascinating artifacts, beautiful​ly presented.
  • A museum for indigenous people in the north. Not just the Ainu people on Hokkaido but also others all over the world. Had some interesting displays on how they live before modernisation.
  • Nice and interesting museum. I really appreciated the (free) English audio guide. Took us roughly 1h15 following the guide to go through the permanent exhibition.

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The main places to stay in Abashiri sit along the banks of the Abashiri River as it makes its way through town. Here, a variety of hotels and guesthouses put you in close proximity to the train station and main sights. Follow the river inland to Lake Abashiri, and you'll see a bunch of other accommodations looking out over the river. Largely more exclusive than options in town, the choices here consist mainly of traditional ryokans with onsens.
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