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Lake Akan Ainu Kotan, Kushiro

(2.9/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 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 »
  • Ainu kotan Hill to climb, walk through the cold night and went to see Ainu dance ainutheatreikoro. It was than expected in modern theatre. Night from 8:30 was a show for about 30 minutes, but very interesting, Oh that was 30 minutes. Especially the Mukkuri Quartet for 2 wonderful, I'm like in trance music, have been soaked, I want to feel. I can understand description of the song has been translated into English and Chinese, stage left or right screen will be shown, even foreigners. Depending on the season, only at night would be worth even 1 annual performance that is the time to make ends meet. I bought the Mukkuri at the show was used as souvenir shop on the way back, Ainu kotan. Was that what she created some of the costumes were displayed on the walls of the ainutheater also, embroidered Ainu also sold at the store, where women shop owner and we talked a little, the women hand-stitched embroidery are all in. We, too, in the shop, for the amount of exterior A4 less purchased a small embroidery.
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  • We were visiting this area specifically for the Marimo Ainu festival. Unfortunately our tour group run by Janesco did not give us a lot of information about the event or the village. So we spent some ...  more »