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, as well as participating in a hunting experience, Ainu workshops such as woodcrafting and 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.
- Upopoy Ainu National Museum and Park is located in Shiraoi (about 1.5 hours drive from hotel). Please contact our concierge if you would like to book a taxi.
- Separate tickets are required for Upopoy and the museum exhibitions.
- Entry to museum exhibitions must be booked in advance through the official website. An entry ticket to Upopoy is also recommended to be booked in advance.
- Some activities and shows may not be available during different periods. Please check the timetable here.
|16th July to 28th August 2022||09:00 to 20:00|
|30th August to 31st October 2022||09:00 to 18:00 on weekdays; |
09:00 to 20:00 on weekends and national holidays
|1st November to 31st March 2023||09:00 to 17:00|
*Closed on Mondays and from 29th December to 3rd January for New Year’s holidays (open on 2nd May and 20th March, closed on the next business day when Monday is a holiday)
|High School Student (16 to 18 years)||¥600|
|Junior high school student and under (15 years and under)||Free of charge|