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Teshikaga Town Kussharo Kotan Ainu Museum

Kushiro and Nemuro Area Teshikaga Town

This facility opened on June 6, 1982, on the southern shore of Lake Kussharo to transmit the history and culture of the Ainu, the indigenous people of northern Japan. Exhibits are divided into the five themes of Yukar, oral epic stories of the Ainu; The Land of the Kotan, or the Ainu village; How the Kotan Has Changed; Running Across the Countryside; and Those who Support the Kotan. These themed exhibits allow visitors to appreciate the way of life and culture of the Ainu people.

On June 4, 2020 the facility, originally named the Ainu Folklore Museum, was renamed the Ainu Museum.

museum Facility information

Kussharo Shigai 1-jo-dori 14, Teshikaga-cho, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido
015-484-2128 (Kussharo Kotan Ainu Museum), 015-482-2948 (Teshikaga Town Board of Education Social Education Department: Call this number when the museum is closed.)

9:00 – 17:00 (last admission: 16:30)


Winter (from December 1 to April 9)


Adults (high school students or older): ¥420 (¥350)
Elementary and junior high school students: ¥280 (¥200)
– Fees in parentheses indicate discount fees for groups of 20 or more.

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