Cultural Heritage

Teshikaga Kussharo Kotan Ainu Folklore Museum

Explore the dramatic history of Hokkaido’s indigenous people

Learn about the Ainu, an indigenous people of Hokkaido, with a visit to the Ainu Museum on the south bank of Lake Kussharo. Step inside the museum’s replica Ainu house, try on traditional Ainu clothing and check out the many artifacts on display.

View the museum’s exhibits to discover how the unique culture of the Ainu people allowed them to triumph over Hokkaido’s bitter winters. When viewing the museum’s video presentation, ask for the English version and receive an eye-opening insight into recent challenges faced by the Ainu community. Visitors can also make traditional Ainu bookmarks and coasters. No advance reservations are required, however numbers are limited to 2 to 3 guests.

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Open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (last entry at 4:30 p.m.)
Closed December 1 until April 9
Cost Inquire for details
Wi-Fi Available
Address 14 Kussharo-shigai 1-jo-dori, Teshikaga Town, Kawakami County, Hokkaido
Phone 015-484-2128 (when closed, call the Board of Education’s Social Education Division at 015-482-2948)

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