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
March 2024 *closed on Mondays 09:00 to 17:00
1st - 26th April 2024 09:00 to 18:00
27th April - 6th May 2024 09:00 to 20:00
7th May - 19th July 2024 09:00 to 18:00
20th July - 31st August 2024 09:00 to 20:00
1st - 13th September 2024 09:00 to 18:00
14th - 16th September 2024 09:00 to 20:00
17th - 20th September 2024 09:00 to 18:00
21st - 23rd September 2024 09:00 to 20:00
24th September - 31st October 2024 09:00 to 18:00
1st November 2024 - 31st March 2025 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 29 December - 3 January and from 1 - 10 March
*When Monday is a holiday, open on Monday and closed on the next business day
*Open on 30 April, 8 July, 17 September, and 10 February
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.