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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. Put Lake Akan Ainu Kotan into our Kushiro travel itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Kushiro.
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  • This is one of the famous lake in Hokkaido. The scenery is nice and worth the visit during summer time.  more »
  • The Kotan (village) and floor show gave some insight into the Ainu culture and traditions and the museum was well worth seeing. However, the "wildlife" exhibit of a few caged bears and native dogs was...  more »
  • Perhaps I was expecting to much from this place. There were many souvenir shops which all sell the same woodcraft souvenirs. Many of the shops weren't open even though they were supposed to be. There ...  more »