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.

Important Information
Opening Hours
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
*Last entry to Upopoy is one hour before closing; last entry to the museum is 30 minutes before Upopoy closes.
*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)
Prices
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.