Explore Culture and History at Hokkaido’s Largest Ainu Village – HOKKAIDO LOVE!

The largest Ainu village in Hokkaido is located on Lake Akan and offers history buffs a rare opportunity to witness the unique indigenous culture of the island. The Lake Akan Ainu Theater Ikoro gives patrons a chance to witness the traditional performance arts of the Ainu people. Nearby shops sell traditional wooden crafts, and the restaurants serve Ainu cuisine. The Ainu Living Memorial Hall is a recreated poncise, a small farmhouse, that has everyday goods, clothing, and accessories on display to give visitors a tangible understanding of the traditional Ainu lifestyle.

Lake Akan Ainu Kotan

4-7-19 Akankoonsen, Akancho, Kushiro, Hokkaido