Ainu Museum (Shiraoi Poroto Kotan)

Ainu Museum (Shiraoi Poroto Kotan)


Kotan village by the side of Lake Poroto, where the Ainu people once lived, has been restored. For preservation of word-of-mouth traditions of the Ainu culture, the site contains an Ainu Museum and replicas of many of their houses. Visitors are able to observe their dancing, hear songs and witness the demonstrations of various technical arts handed down by Ainu ancestors.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 8:45 - 17:00


  • December 29 - January 5

Price / RatePrice / Rate

  • 800 yen (General, Adult)
  • 600 - 500 yen (Student)
  • 350 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 10 minutes walk from JR Shiraoi Station

Related LinksRelated Links

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 2-3-4, Wakakusacho, Shiraoi-cho Shiraoi-gun, Hokkaido, 059-0902



R-Squared Media  @r2squaredmedia - 2014-09-13
Experiencing #Ainu Culture in #Shiraoi, Hokkaido, Japan at the Poroto Kotan Ainu Museum