Upopoy serves as the national center for the revival and development of Ainu culture – an invaluable culture in Japan that’s on the verge of extinction.
Visitors can appreciate the rich culture of the Ainu amidst the natural splendor of the Lake Poroto area. Upopoy is an Ainu term meaning “singing in a large group.”
National Ainu Museum
The National Ainu Museum will become the first national museum in Hokkaido and the northernmost national museum in Japan. Shifting away from an exclusive focus on traditional Ainu culture, the museum will also highlight the diversity of contemporary Ainu culture and people from various perspectives.
National Ainu Park
Participatory open-air museum Immerse yourself in the culture of the indigenous Ainu people, which has been cultivated amidst nature.
*Sponsor: The Foundation for Ainu Culture
|2-3, Wakakusacho, Shiraoi, Shiraoi gun, Hokkaido|
20 Jul. - 31 Aug. 2020
1 Sep. - 31 Oct. 2020
Weekends and national holidays
1 Nov. 2020 - 31 Mar. 2021
Mondays (or a business day on or after Tuesday if national holiday)
The year-end and New year's holidays (from 29th December to 3rd January)
Adult (Individual) 1,200 yen
10 minute walk from the Shiraoi Station.
* Business days and hours are subject to change due to the influence of Novel Cornavirus (COVID-19).