Shinkansen sightseeing information

The area surrounding Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto station(Hakodate, Hokuto, Onuma)

Hakodate Jomon Culture Center(Hakodate)

A permanent exhibition of a national treasure unique to Hokkaido, "The Hollow Clay Figure". It also has plenty on the menu of hands-on activities to experience the life of the Jomon people.

This museum has a permanent display of about 1200 artifacts such as ornaments, earthenware, excavated Jomon period stone implements from historic ruins in Hakodate city, the origin of "the Hollow Clay Figure", a national treasure which is unique to Hokkaido. The Hollow Clay Figure has been nicknamed "Kakku", It was unearthed in near-perfect condition with the exception of both arms and the decoration on the head, it is the largest hollow clay figurine in Japan at a height of 41.5 cm. Just gazing at the figurine conveys the advanced skills and artistic character of the Jomon people.

Even throughout the world, the Jomon culture is attracting attention as a rare culture which survived for 10,000 years co-existing in harmony with nature. There is also a movement that is robustly trying to get the "Jomon culture of the North" enlisted with UNESCO World Heritage. Why not experience the life of such Jomon people through making something by hand. A menu of seven hands-on activities such as making miniature earthenware or Jomon knitting is offered. The Jomon goods that you make yourself are also perfect souvenirs of your travels.

Address551-1 Usujiricho, Hakodate TEL0138-25-2030
Hours9:00 - 17:00 (- 16:30 from November to March) ClosedMondays (Tuesdays following a national holiday on a Monday), the last Friday of each month, December 29 - January 3
Getting there
  1. From Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station
  2. Hakodate Liner / Bus Hakodate Station
  3. about a 15-minute walk
  4. from the Hakodate Bus Usujiri-shogakko-mae
FeesAdult 300 yen
Students / Children 150 yen (Additional fees apply for the interactive programs.)