The Ainu Museum, Shiraoi Poroto Kotan

This place is written as [アイヌ民族博物館] in Japanese.

The museum has been re-builded and will be opened as UPOPOI National Ainu Museum and Park on 24th April 2020.

The museum is exhibiting Ainu culture of Hokkaido. Ainu is one of an aborigine in Hokkaido. The museum was established for studying and preserving its culture, also making it popular.

There are some houses called ‘Chise’  which are traditional Ainu house around the museum. You can look inside them and experience to make some Ainu music instrument called ‘Mukkuri’, craft works like embroidery and traditional dance.

The museum shop is available for souvenir. You will find some nice Ainu wood sculpture, music instrumental and clothes.

This is worth visiting.