Kayano Shigeru Nibutani Ainu Museum

This place is written as [萱野茂二風谷アイヌ資料館] in Japanese.

Kayano Shigeru was one of the leader of Ainu not only Nibutani but also Hokkaido and Japan. He had devoted his life for recovering Ainu’s rights as natives in Hokkaido. He was the first member of National Diet as Ainu from 1994 to 1998.

The museum shows his collections that Kayano collected for his life. The collection includes not only Ainu items but also minor natives for east Asian countries.

Open all the year

  • 9:00 – 17:00
  • Need an appointment in advance from November 16 to April 15
  • 01457-2-3215


  • 1 hour and 50 minutes From Sapporo by Expressway
  • Hokkaido Expressway=>Hidaka Expressway(Free)=>Get out at Hidaka-Tomikawa IC=>Route237 to Biratori(turn left).
  • Adult: 400 yen
  • Under Junior high school: 150 yen

Discount Ticket forTwo Museums(Nibutani Ainu Culture Museum and Kayano Shigeru Nibutani Ainu museum)

  • Adult: 700 yen
  • Under Junior high school: 200yen

Discount Ticket for Two Facilities(Nibutani Ainu Culture Museum and Biratori Onsen Yukara(Hot Spring)

  • Adult: 700 yen
  • Junior high school: 450yen
  • Elementary school: 200yen

Discount Ticket for Three Facilities(Nibutani Ainu Culture Museum, Kayano Shigeru Nibutani Ainu Museum and Biratori Onsen Ykara(Hot Spring)

  • Adult: 1,050 yen
  • Junior high school: 550yen
  • Elementary school: 300yen