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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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  • Kotan ago called "Ainu tribal" variety still shops outlets and not get bored. Carvings, costumes, Cafe and dining conversation fun.-OIRA is especially rokkatei ya's is like the always head out! Wear on the leather jacket is going to ride large motorcycles every year at Bon Festival, in sister or participate in Hokkaido is the Ainu amulet vest! Rokkatei ya it makes you worried I'm in... thanks, not victim accident ever! ... Arrived at the AKAN, a few years ago... at home on the eve of departure left Burns, blisters and even collapse, had become a serious thing to watch, "Hey wait! "And"bears oil"is saying, my! "Before going to bed every day this menagerie"... ride on the way back, then a few days, thanks for sharing in addition to wrap around, much better, was... thanks for the great-to-not only the goods in our warm humanity, is a happy place.
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  • At the western end of the AKAN lakeside spa town. Is not a very large area, on both sides of the road are lined wooden souvenir shops. Seems that if you come to Lake AKAN in such a place and a unique atmosphere in the Lake side AKAN is good so far.
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  • During our ten days in Hokkaido we only got rare glimpses into Ainu culture. This village is very much commercially based but essentially all such tourist destinations in Japan are the same. We visite...  more »