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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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  • Arrived late in the evening in the Ainu kotan is'm shop until 10 at night. Shops are closed. Enter the beautiful gate of the Ainu kotan, unique atmosphere. Carved wood OWL is very respectable carefully around the shops, chatting with the Ainu people. Due to missing characters or narration is wonderful, inspirational talk. Iomante Fire Festival, the end, together in a circle, danced.
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  • The Ainu village is sell worth a visit during your stay in Lake Akan. Loaded with souvenir shops, nonetheless interesting.  more »
  • Will play for the Ainu and interesting as it is, but I think I better go look at 1 degree. We walked to the Ainu kotan, carrying torches, so this was a Festival of Ainu. Memories and walked, carrying torches.
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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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