Arishima Takeo Memorial Museum located in Niseko Town features Arishima’s fascinating lifetime including his novels and history of the farm he owned. Arishima was born in Tokyo in 1878 and graduated from Sapporo Farm Institute (now Hokkaido University) in 1901. While he was attending the Institute, his father Takeshi purchased farm land in Niseko with Arishima eventually voluntarily handing over the land 21 years later. In 1901, he started publishing novels in Shirakaba magazine with his younger brother Seima. His famous novels include Kain-no-Matsuei, Umare-izuru-Nayami and Aru-Onna. He died in 1923 in Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture. The museum exhibits documents of the old Arishima Farm in the permanent exhibition room as well as a photo gallery and art gallery. Culture Center and Art Gallery are adjoining the museum. It is about five minutes drive or 30 minutes walk from JR Niseko Station.
57 Arishima, Niseko, Abuta District, Hokkaido 048-1531