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Reviewed 16 November 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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One of the best Ainu museum in Hokkaido

Nibutani Ainu Culture Museum is a very good and modern museum. Helpful staff, English speaking... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2018
Kyoto, Japan
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15 Nov 2018
“Qr Codes For English Speakers”
24 Aug 2018
“One of the best Ainu museum in Hokkaido”
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55, Nibutani, Biratori-cho, Saru-gun 055-0101, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

Download a QR code scanner on your phone before you go (or, it takes about ten seconds if you do it on the spot like I did when I saw the sign on the front desk). There is free wifi so that you can scan...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Nibutani Ainu Culture Museum is a very good and modern museum. Helpful staff, English speaking. Some documentaries can be watched with English subtitles too.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank paolocalvino
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The best museum of Ainu culture in all of Hokkaido, the Nibutani Ainu Museum provides not only beautiful exhibits in a modern building but also a multi-media experience introducing many aspects of the native population of northern Japan. Nibutani is a bit off the beaten...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Frank C
Reviewed 10 August 2017

I have been to many (all?) Ainu museums, small and large, and Kotan (villages). This by far was the one that impressed me the most and I felt like I learned a lot about the culture- and especially the crafts. the people were friendly. Little...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Mish_H50
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is probably the best exhibition of Ainu culture in Hokkaido. They are well organized and displayed beautifully. There is a curator who speaks English. The museum is located by Saru River which is another view. Nearby, there is a house of Prof. Munro who...More

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank Noriko717
Reviewed 1 July 2016

We spent more than 2 hours and learned a lot about the Ainu history. Located in Biratori which is one of the most known Ainu place in the past.

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank noripico22
Reviewed 10 March 2015

I went to Biratori-cho three times, and each time I made sure I visit this museum. The Ainu artifacts that are related to their way of life (hunting, fishing, agriculture, cuisine, art, religion, marriage and family, etc.) are plentiful, and they are very well-organized. They...More

Date of experience: June 2014
5  Thank Kinko_12
Reviewed 1 February 2010

Chocked full of artifacts and culture, yet beautifully displayed and organized. Takes a bit to get to if going independently. Rail, then bus or taxi. Go early if you're going by this option.

6  Thank omonoyama
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Jeff A
15 September 2016|
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Response from Noriko717 | Reviewed this property |
There seems to be some tours organized by Northern Cross Company, a tourist office in Biratori-cho where Ainu museums are located. They organize some activities involving Ainu culture but I am not sure if they have shuttle... More