Kushiro City Museum

Art & Architecture

The Kushiro City Museum stands on the bank of Harutoriko Lake in Kushiro City, Hokkaido, and it is characterized by its unique exterior. The building was designed by a local architect, Mozuna Kiko, using the image of a crane with both wings spread, and it subsequently won the Architectural Institute of Japan Award. The building itself is a three-dimensional exhibition space with an all-sky Dio Nature Dome, and inside there are a variety of things to see, including a replica of an entire mammoth skeleton, a skeletal specimen of a blue whale, mountings of Siberian salamanders and cranes (which are Kushiro City and national natural treasures, respectively), and items relating to Ainu culture. Around 4,100 items in total are on display, and through them visitors can learn about the nature and topography of Kushiro.

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Telephone Number
Postal code
1-7 Shunkodai, Kushiro City, Hokkaido
北海道釧路市春湖台1-7 釧路市立博物館
Method of payment
Recommended season
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Business Hours
Tuesday・Wednesday・Thursday・Friday・Saturday・Sunday : 09:30~17:00

About Closed Days
If Monday is a national holiday
April - November 3: The museum will be open and closed on the following weekdays.
Other than the above, the museum is closed.
Holidays from November 4th to March
Year-end and New Year (Dec. 29 - Jan. 3)
Day for organizing the museum

Regular Holiday
Admisson Fee
JPY480 / Adult

Age 16-18: JPY 250
Age 6-15: JPY 110

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