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  • Churui Museum of Naumann's Elephant

    In 1969, fossilized bones from a Naumann's elephant were discovered by chance during the construction of an agricultural road in Churui. Further archaeological excavations recovered the bones of nearly an entire elephant's skeleton. To commemorate this truly remarkable discovery, a museum was built, featuring numerous displays about the Naumann's elephant, including a restoration of the full skeleton, replicas of partial skeletons, and newspaper articles from the time of discovery. The building is even designed in the shape of a Naumann's elephant when viewed from above.

    OPEN
    9:00~17:00
    OPENING PERIOD
    Tuesday (the next day in the case of a public holiday)
    ※ open every Tuesday in August and Tuesdays during Golden Week.
    Year-end and New Year holidays
    ACCESS
    About 40 minutes from JR Shin Yoshino station by car
    ADDRESS
    089-1701
    383-1, Churui Shiroganemachi, Makubetsu-cho Nakagawa-gun, Hokkaido
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    CONTACT

    +81-1558-8-2826

    • Churui Museum of Naumann's Elephant
    • Churui Museum of Naumann's Elephant