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The Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido opened in September 1986. The museum collects, preserves, and exhibits superb works in the three areas of southern Hokkaido-related art, East Asian art and calligraphy, and contemporary art featuring letters and symbols. Through a full schedule of exhibitions, educational programs, and research, it is an active promoter of the arts in Hokkaido.


The museum is continually adding to its distinctive collections of masterpieces by artists associated with southern Hokkaido, among them Kakizaki Hakyo, Tanabe Miematsu, Iwafune Shuzo, and Hashimoto Saburo; works of East Asian art and calligraphy by such artists as Kaneko Otei of Matsumae, near Hakodate; and contemporary art featuring letters and symbols.


In addition to special exhibitions introducing art of diverse genres from Japan and abroad, the museum holds exhibitions that focus on southern Hokkaido-related art, on calligraphy, and on contemporary art featuring letters and symbols.



The museum is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no admittance after 4:30 p.m.


Mondays (except national holidays, in which case the museum is open on Monday but closed the following Tuesday), Dec. 29-Jan. 3, and for rehanging of exhibitions.
Please check for the latest details in case of temporary closure.


37-6 Goryokaku-cho, Hakodate, Hokkaido 040-0001, Japan

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