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



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Fandoms Everywhere  @fandomsinmyhead - 2014-09-02
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Sandra Odell  @WriterOdell - 2014-09-02
HEAR THAT? Classic: @TheDrabblecast #208 "Hokkaido Green" by Aiden Doyle, read by @TheDrabblecast. Poetic, heartfelt.
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I wanna go to Hokkaido for my birthday for no reason other than to eat my weight in crab legs.
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JNYakyu  @JNYakyu - 2014-09-02
Atsunori Inaba of the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters announces he plans to retire at the end of the season.
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MAIKA  @malkasan - 2014-09-02
My parents will go to Hokkaido next week but we, my sister and I will work in Osaka while they…
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@ballcarolynne Hokkaido Sushi in the market! On Dalhousie I believe!
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This spot #Hokkaido got the lunch special from heaven.
Austin Andreas  @andreas_austin - 2014-09-02
It is the weirdest thing hearing Hokkaido and ballroom dancing being taught in adjacent gyms.
Perspective Pictures  @PicsPerspective - 2014-09-02
"Blue Pond" in Hokkaido Japan turns turquoise blue or emerald green, depending on the weather and amount of light.
ここん  @2cocon - 2014-09-02
Nami came from Hokkaido to see me\(◡̈)/♥︎ I'm glad Truly. Highest!! Thank you✡Regards tomorrow. Good night.
Kaz Nagatsuka  @kaznagatsuka - 2014-09-02
Inaba said at Tue presser that he was building own house in Hokkaido and revealed intention to continue to live there after retirement.
Tiffany  @Spinthemap - 2014-09-02
@DonNadeau @UrbanWalkerCT @DawnCorleone Very intrigued by the modern buildings of Sapporo Japan. Have yet to explore Hokkaido. #mustdo #TRLT
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@festivewind My cousin said Hokkaido is -10C to -20C so that's warmer for sure.
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Being in Hokkaido in the middle of the winter doesn't sound fun at all, but then I realised it's going to be warmer there than here orz;;;
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I added a video to a @YouTube playlist Winter travel in Sapporo, Hokkaido /
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Home delivery from our friend's field. Thank you, Janek Machacek #pumpkin #hokkaido #organic #harvest…