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Nibutani AINU Culture Museum

This museum was built for inheriting Ainu culture when the Nibutani dam was constructed. It features a novel architectural design.
Nibutani AINU Culture Museum
"Ainu who are the indigenous people of Hokkaido. Among the Ainu peoples are those who lived at the Saru River Basin. You can see the traditional Ainu house village chosen as significant cultural scenery, everyday tools and folkcraft articles that convey their culture.
In addition to the Kayano Shigeru Nibutani Ainu Museum nearby, there is the Old Munro Residence (registered as a national tangible cultural property), Historical Museum of the Saru River, Biratori Ainu Cultural Information Center, and more that you can get around to see on foot." Nibutani AINU Culture Museum

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Wood carving & embroidery experiences are for groups of 2 or more. (Reservation required)

Wood Carving & Embroidery Experiences

Wood Carving & Embroidery ExperiencesTry to carve an actual Ainu pattern. Try to embroider it. It is an ethnic experience that you can only do in Nibutani. It is a popular on-site learning experience where you can see, touch, and sense the traditional culture of the Ainu civilization born in the Nature of Hokkaido.

Mukkuri Crafting (Wood carving)
Fees 1,000 yen per person
Crafting time 30~60 mins
Reservations up to 2 weeks prior
Coaster Crafting (Wood carving & embroidery)
Fees 2,000 yen per person
Crafting time 約90分
Approximately 90 mins up to 2 weeks prior

55 Nibutani, Biratori-cho, Saru-gun, Hokkaido
From Tomikawa-ekimae, take the Donan-Bus bound for Furenai-annaijo, get off Shiryokanmae, 3 minutes walk from the station
営業時間9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
April 16-November 15 Open
November 16-April 15 Closed every Monday
December 16-January 15 Closed due to maintenance
Admission fee
Adults 400 yen, Elementary and junior high school students 150 yen
Common ticket for Kayano Shigeru Nibutani Ainu Museum
Adults 700 yen, Elementary and junior high school students 200 yen

* Business days and hours are subject to change due to the influence of Novel Cornavirus (COVID-19).

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