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Museum of Snowflakes, Japan

From series “Strange, Weird and Unusual Museums Amusing its Visitors”
One is accustomed to see the old paintings, the archaeological artefacts and the other antiques among the museum expositions. A very original collection is presented in one of the Japanese museums, which is located on the island of Hokkaido. Its main features are the snowflakes. Certainly, the museum founders were unable to preserve the fragile nature, which consists of 95% air, so they decided to show the photos of the most beautiful and unusual snowflakes to the visitors.

The founder of the unique museum is the scientist Nakaya Ukitiro. He remarks that the opportunity to make the good photos of such a brittle and fine material has arisen relatively recently. Before even the employees of the large scientific centers could only dream of the qualitative recordings of the tiny snowflakes. The location of the unusual museum is just as original as its exposure. His rooms were furnished in the snow caves. It is quite cold in the museum rooms, so visitors should take warm clothes regardless of the season.

The founder of the museum, Nakaya Ukitiro, spent several years studying one of the most remarkable natural formations - the incredibly beautiful snowflakes. He has classified them and has demonstrated the special properties. When visiting the exhibition, the museum visitors can learn about the most important discoveries of the scientist. In addition to the exhibition rooms, the concert hall was arranged in the caves, where the well-known artists perform regularly. This hall has the unique acoustics, so the guests have a nice opportunity - to visit the most interesting collection of photos and to visit the unforgettable concert. Next - Museum of Hair


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Fuel station: 'Hokuren Shirataki' in 19 km
Supermarket: 'A Coop Kamikawa' in 24 km
Parking: 'Parking' in 39 km
Police station: 'Kamikawa Police Box' in 24 km
Railway station: 'Kamishirataki Station' in 17 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Asahikawa Airport AKJ - in 57 km
 »  Kushiro Airport KUH - in 143 km
 »  Okadama Airport OKD - in 163 km
 »  Hakodate Airport HKD - in 304 km
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Best hotels near Museum of Snowflakes

Takinoue Hotel Keikoku

Located in 23 km from Museum of Snowflakes
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Rooms: 32
Rooms feature an en suite bathroom, a flat-screen TV and air conditioning/heating. All rooms also come with a hairdryer, free toiletries and … More: photo, rates and booking
Sounkaku Grand Hotel

Located in 30 km from Museum of Snowflakes
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Rooms: 161
Rooms have a tatami (woven mat) floor and a low table with seating cushions. They come with an LCD TV, a small fridge and a bathroom with toiletries. … More: photo, rates and booking
Asahidake Manseikaku Hotel Bear Monte

Located in 42 km from Museum of Snowflakes
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Rooms: 107
All the heated rooms at Asahidake Manseikaku Hotel Bear Monte have hardwood floors and a fridge, and some include a loft. You can try on the yukata … More: photo, rates and booking
Monbetsu Prince Hotel

Located in 47 km from Museum of Snowflakes
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Rooms: 147
Japanese-style rooms come with a tatami (woven mat) floor and traditional futon bedding, while carpeted Western rooms are fitted with beds. All rooms … More: photo, rates and booking

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