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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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  • September 28, 2017
    I bought a wood carving of an OWL. The vibe and I look at each shop much like Ainu people. Heard say lived elsewhere and ask where is the owner of the shop, and shops rely on part-time work. Would it be true. I also bought a woodcarving himself ordered separately, are buying don't?
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  • September 18, 2017
    Ainu folk crafts, events, theatre, folk dances, such as excellent. A thousand nights, tourists can enjoy 10 minutes of Matsu 本tai into the goal area. Was decorated with large owls at the front entrance gate, center square, theatre, folk art carved in a wooden sculpture. Sculpture is worth a look is.
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  • September 6, 2017
    We enjoyed the half-hour performance of the Ainu music (songs, dances and musical instruments). I've always been interested in indigenous peoples lifestyle and cultures and this was a great way to see...  more »

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Where to stay in Kushiro

When it comes to international tourism, Kushiro represents more of a transit point than a destination, with people passing through and using it for its good onward connection options. For those that do spend the night here, Kushiro has a welcome set of accommodations, usually business class hotels with a pool, a restaurant, and simple rooms. Some particularly budget-friendly hotels sit as close as possible to the main train station, while the train station district as a whole contains the vast majority of what's available here.
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