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 the entire elephant's skeleton. To commemorate this 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.
- REGULAR HOLIDAY
- 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
- About 40 minutes from JR Shin Yoshino station by car
383-1, Churui Shiroganemachi, Makubetsu-cho Nakagawa-gun, Hokkaido