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Lake Akan Ainu Kotan, Kushiro

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Experience the rich culture of the indigenous Hokkaido peoples at Lake Akan Ainu Kotan. This area of town boasts 30 craft shops, each selling its own original goods, such as wood carvings, accessories, and embroidered fabric. You'll also get a chance to enjoy some live performance at the theater, where year-round performances feature traditional folk instruments and dance. From October to the end of December, the Iomante Fire Ceremony features song, dance, and bonfires, as the people send off the spirit of a bear to the land of divine beings. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kushiro trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • Settlements on the shores of Lake AKAN and AKAN lakeside hot springs entrance near "AKAN Lake kotan. On the roads and houses that were inhabited by the Ainu people full sculptural creations, such as totem poles. Also lined with crafts shops until the hotel, will delight the eyes and plenty of unique gift items. We show the Lake AKAN kotan that evokes the atmosphere of the foreign country like other countries.
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  • It was like tourists is decreasing compared to previous. And did not feel too vibrant to the shops on both sides, people were scattered. Thought to eat lunch, looked for the shop was quite hard. Perhaps the best hotel restaurant in May.
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  • Watching the traditional in Ainu kotan Ainu folk dance. Quiet while dancing, nature and life, was in the good opportunity to race while enjoying his grace has lived in would know. You can purchase also was important prayer of the nation, such as embroidery, etc.
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  • Fascinating peaceful area. Awesome hot springs. The real experience.
  • Like a small village and quiet but nothing much to shop around in this area
  • Although certainly meant to attract tourists who are prone to binge buying souvenirs (omiyage), the little village is still quite interesting for a visit, as it includes a small museum and a traditional Ainu dwelling, amongst others. In addition, most of the sculpted objects for sale are truly the work of dexterous local craftsmen, made with taste and very reasonably priced. I, for once, indulged on purchasing a small cute owl.
  • I love this place a lot😍😘 Beautiful culture
  • Tourist area showing traditional stuff. Rather quiet and expensive
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