Upopoy: National Ainu Museum and Park

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Photo: Courtesy of The Foundation for Ainu Culture

Upopoy is the National Ainu Museum; it aims to share the invaluable culture of Japan's indigenous people with visitors. The history of the Ainu people is a long and difficult one. The Ainu are an indigenous people in the northern region of the Japanese archipelago, particularly Hokkaido; their culture on the verge of extinction. Upopoy is located near the beautiful nature of Lake Poroto and its name means “singing in a large group” in the Ainu language.

Overview

Address

2 Chome-3-4 Wakakusacho Shiraoi, Shiraoi District, Hokkaido 059-0902 (Directions)

Hours

9:00 - 20:00 Closed now

Opening Hours

Monday 9:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 9:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 9:00 - 20:00
Thursday 9:00 - 20:00
Friday 9:00 - 20:00
Saturday 9:00 - 20:00
Sunday 9:00 - 20:00
Holidays 9:00 - 20:00

Website

https://ainu-upopoy.jp/en/

General Amenities

  • Shops
  • Restroom
  • Coin lockers
  • Souvenir shop
  • Nursing rooms
  • Paid parking

Access

A 10-minute walk from JR Shiraoi Station.

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