Singing traditional Ainu songs (Photo: Nicole Bauer)

Traditional Ainu Dance 2025

Wonderful festival to start the mountaineering season

Nicole Bauer   - 1 min read
Venue : Daisetsuzan Ashidake When : Mid Jun 2025

The Daisetsuzan Mountain Festival in Asahidake Onsen takes place every year around the middle of June and is meant to be the official start of the hiking season. Local people and visitors gather around a bonfire and watch traditional Ainu rituals as well as some dancing and singing—a wonderful atmosphere.

Nicole Bauer

Nicole Bauer @nicole.bauer

Travelling abroad to discover new places, getting to know different cultures and learning foreign languages has always been my passion. I was born and raised in Germany; however, for a few years now I've been very lucky to be able to spend my life abroad. I lived for some time in England and Ital...