MECHANICAL ENGINEERING HERITAGE NO.62
Soil and Tractor Museum of Hokkaido
This museum was established under the theme of the history of agricultural machines and the management of soil operated on by the machinery. The aim is to present a philosophy of agricultural management to be passed on to the next generation through the actual educational materials (agricultural machines).
The group of agricultural machines comprising 80 tractors and other machinery includes especially those that were used mainly on farms in Hokkaido and manufactured during the period when up-sizing and mechanization rapidly progressed after World War II. Such machines serve as testaments to the transitional history of large-scale agricultural management in Hokkaido, which is fundamentally different from that in other areas in Japan.
The museum also houses many documents related to the farming machines.
(Reservation required for groups)
- Hours open:
- Admission fee:
- Days closed:
- Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, holidays of Furano branch, Sugano Farm Machinery Mfg. (No days closed in Jul.–Aug.)
- Nishi 2-sen Kita-25 go, Kamifurano-cho, Sorachi-gun, Hokkaido 071-0502
- 35 mins. by car from Asahikawa Airport, 5 mins. by car from Kami-Furano Sta., JR Line