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Excellent introduction to Ainu culture

The best museum of Ainu culture in all of Hokkaido, the Nibutani Ainu Museum provides not only... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Frank C
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
One of the best place to learn about Ainu

I have been to many (all?) Ainu museums, small and large, and Kotan (villages). This by far was the... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Mish_H50
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Japan
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“Excellent introduction to Ainu culture”
9 Aug 2017
“One of the best place to learn about Ainu”
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55, Nibutani, Biratori-cho, Saru-gun 055-0101, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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

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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

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.

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

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
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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
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