Sapporo Pirka Kotan

Experience the Ainu Culture Up-Close

Sapporo Pirka Kotan means “Beautiful Sapporo Village” in the Ainu language. Come into contact and experience the lifestyle, history, and art of the indigenous Ainu’s unique culture. The Culture Center has exhibitions depicting the art, crafts, and clothing of the Ainu people. You can touch most of the exhibits and get up-close and personal with this interesting culture. There are cultural workshops like pattern embroidery and you can also learn how to make the traditional Ainu instrument, the mukkuri.

Free of charge
Charges apply for the exhibition area only
General: ¥200,
High school students: ¥100,
Junior high school students and younger: Free of charge
Regular holiday
Mondays, national holidays, last Tuesday of the month, New Year's holidays (Dec 29-Jan 3)
Business period
9:00-17:00 (Exhibition area and garden)
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