Nitay To Shibecha Museum: A Tribute to Ainu Culture and Eastern Hokkaido’s Natural Beauty – HOKKAIDO LOVE!

Located on the shore of Lake Toro, the Nitay To (“Forest Lake” in the Ainu language) Shibecha Museum chronicles the history of the area’s indigenous Ainu people and their connection to the culture of the greater Okhotsk region. In particular, be sure to check out the detailed and fascinating displays on ritual and prayer among the Ainu. At this museum, you can also learn about the plants and wildlife unique to this region, including a collection of over 4000 species of insects and a bird-watching diorama that changes seasonally. With all this and more, you can easily spend a leisurely afternoon exploring local history and nature in this bright, open museum!

Nitay To Shibecha Museum

1-12 Toro, Shibecha, Kawakami-gun, Hokkaido