Ainu Cultural Experience

Discover the ancient history of Hokkaido at the Upopoy Ainu National Museum and Park. Learn more about the fascinating Ainu culture and history of the indigenous Ainu community of Hokkaido. The museum provides insights into the distinctive culture and spiritual beliefs they hold, as well as highlighting the diversity of contemporary Ainu culture. 

During your visit, you can enjoy the performances of Ainu ancient rite dancing, the mukkuri (mouth harp), and the tonkori (five-stringed instrument) designated as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. You may also participate in a hunting experience, Ainu workshops such as wood-crafting, or Ainu cooking classes using local ingredients. This experience is great fun for all ages. We highly recommend spending a whole day as there are many more things for you to explore. This is an adventure you can enjoy all year round.

Important Information
Opening Hours
1st to 28th April 2023 09:00 to 18:00
29th April to 7th May 2023 09:00 to 20:00
8th May to 30th June 2023
1st to 30th September 223
09:00 to 18:00 on weekdays;
09:00 to 20:00 on weekends and national holidays
1st July to 31st August 2023 09:00 to 20:00
1st to 31st October 2023 09:00 to 18:00
1st November 2023 to 31st March 2024 09:00 to 17:00
*Last entry to Upopoy is one hour before closing; last entry to the museum is 30 minutes before Upopoy closes.
Closed on Mondays, from December 29 to January 3 and from February 20 to February 29
*When Monday is a holiday, open on Monday and closed on the next business day
Adult ¥1,200
High School Student (16 to 18 years) ¥600
Junior high school student and under (15 years and under) Free of charge
*Certain activities and special exhibitions in the museum are not included in the prices.