Welcome to our museum! We hope you will take this opportunity to learn about Shari's history, and consider its future.

1st floor: The History, The Folklore

  1. introduction to Shiretoko
  2. The geographic history of the Shiretoko peninsula
  3. The dawn of Shiretoko
  4. The people around the Sea of Okhotsk
  5. The land of God
  6. The exploitation
  7. The memorial tower (of a century)

2nd floor: The Nature, The animals

  1. Butterflies in Shiretoko
  2. Trees in Shiretoko
  3. White-tailed Sea Eagle and Steller's Sea Eagle
  4. Birds in Shiretoko
  5. Animals in the Shiretoko woods
  6. Animals in the Shiretoko grasslands
  7. Marine animals in Shiretoko
  8. The lecture room

Exhibition of Taketomi town and Hirosaki city

  1. The relationships
  2. The samurai of the Tsugaru clan died in the line of duty in Shari
  3. The culture of Tsugaru
  4. The nature of Iriomote national park
  5. The culture of black current
  6. The National trust of the south
  7. Spreading cultural exchanges

The Storeroom of Neputa floats

We have exhibited about 20 Shiretoko-Neputa floats that are used in the festival every July.

Field observation facility

There are protection facilities for injured birds and animals, and you can also observe the field.

  1. Bird protection facilities
  2. Yezo-shika deer garden
  3. Alpine plants garden
  4. The observation pond


Shiretoko museum

The Shiretoko Museum was opened to celebrate the 100th birthday of the town of Shari on December 28th, 1978.

We have collected and now exhibit a lot of information about the human history and rugged nature of the Shiretoko peninsula. This is a place where you can discover Shari's history, and consider its future.

Memorial hall of Shari's sister town relationships

It was opened on November 23th, 1993 to celebrate both the 20th anniversary of the sister town relationship with Taketomi town in Okinawa prefecture, and the 10th anniversary with Hirosaki city in Aomori prefecture. Here you will be introduced to the natural surroundings and cultures of both cities, and also see the “Shiretoko-Neputa”, which are traditional Japanese floats.

This is a unique and special place, where you can rediscover Shiretoko!

The Project

We have many projects to encourage more use of the museum by the public.


Permanent exhibition, Visual exhibition, Collection exhibition, Temporary exhibition


preservation of information, The geology of Shiretoko peninsula, Animals and plants, Prehistory, The people and exploitation


We research the nature and culture of Shiretoko peninsula and we plan the academic promotion in this district


Nature watching, Planetary observation, Lectures, Visiting the historical site, Concerts


Researching reports, Hometown study series, Illustrated book for temporary exhibition, Museum square, Museum news “Tanneushi”

The Facilities

Shiretoko museum

Permanent exhibition, Storeroom, Lecture room, Planetary observatory Area; 960 m2

Memorial hall of Shari's sister town relationships

Central hall, Office, Conference room, Exhibition of Taketomi town and Hirosaki city, Laboratory, Storeroom, The Storeroom of Neputa floats Area; 1,927 m2

Museum guide

  • Open 09:00–17:00
  • Closed
    • April to October: Mondays, Monday opens at a holiday, next Tuesday, holiday.
    • November to March: Mondays, national holidays, Substitute holiday, Tuesday when Monday is a holiday. December 30 to January 5.
  • Admission fees
    • Adults: 300 (250) yen. ( ) is groups'fee (15 or more).
    • Junior high and primary school students: free.
  • address
    • 49-2 Hon-machi, Shari-cho, Shari-gun, Hokkaido, 099-4113 Japan.
    • tel +81-152-23-1256, fax +81-152-23-1257
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