Nibutani Ainu Culture Museum is one of the most substantial museum for Ainu culture. Nibutani is a sacred place for Ainu and the most famous place for Ainu culture because of its history and place.
You might deeply understand what Ainu culture is.
From Sapporo, it takes 1 hour 50 minutes by car via Hokkaido Expressway and 2 hours 30 minutes via NO expressway. But, you can drive Hidata Expressway that is free, so you drive on the toll road, Hokkaido Expressway from Sapporo to Tomakomai Higashi which is about 1,360 yen or you go Route 36 from Sapporo to Numanohata and free Hidaka Expressway at Numanohata Higashi. As both ways you chose, you have to get out at Hidata Tomikawa. Another 30 minutes to the museum from Hidaka Tomikawa.
Unfortunately the museum’s explanation is almost in Japanese. Thay have to make some efforts for multi languages.
This is worth visiting in Hokkaido, real Ainu holly place.