Full-Day Private Guided Tour Ainu Culture from Sapporo

This one-day plan was specially designed for visitors with an interest in Ainu culture and the outdoors. Join us for the exciting grand-opening of the Upopoy National Ainu Museum & Park, the first-ever national facility featuring the indigenous people of northern Japan. We provide a guided tour of the museum and park from the morning. Then in the afternoon, we will journey outdoors and experience the stunning views of Hokkaido through guided nature tours. Immerse yourself in Ainu culture authentically– all in one day.

We believe that a tour guide should be knowledgeable. Each of our guides has thoroughly studied for a content examination on Ainu culture, history, and customs. Our guides are also known for being friendly and energetic. So, if you have any questions about the Ainu during your trip, please feel free to ask our guides in any of the following languages: English, Japanese, Bahasa Malaysia, and Mandarin Chinese.

* Duration: 10 hours
* Starts: Sapporo, Japan
* Trip Category: Day Trips & Excursions >> Day Trips




This one-day plan was specially designed for visitors with an interest in Ainu culture and the outdoors. Join us for the exciting grand-opening of the Upopoy National Ainu Museum & Park, the first-ever national facility featuring the indigenous people of northern Japan. We provide a guided tour of the museum and park from the morning. Then in the afternoon, we will journey outdoors and experience the stunning views of Hokkaido through guided nature tours. Immerse yourself in Ainu culture authentically– all in one day.

We believe that a tour guide should be knowledgeable. Each of our guides has thoroughly studied for a content examination on Ainu culture, history, and customs. Our guides are also known for being friendly and energetic. So, if you have any questions about the Ainu during your trip, please feel free to ask our guides in any of the following languages: English, Japanese, Bahasa Malaysia, and Mandarin Chinese.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Upopoy National Ainu Museum and Park, 2 Chome-3 Wakakusacho, Shiraoi, Shiraoi District, Hokkaido 059-0902, Japan

In the Ainu language, upopoy means to sing in a large group. Fittingly, the Upopoy National Ainu Museum aims to record, rebuild, and revive the indigenous Ainu culture.

The Ainu are the indigenous people of northern Japan and Russia. They have a unique language, religion, and culture that sets them apart from Japan. They have finally been officially recognized by the aboriginal inhabitants as of 2008. Experience the true Ainu life at the Upopoy National Ainu Museum & Park with us.

As nature is an important part of the Ainu culture and identity, this beautiful outdoor park is another main point of this special tour. The National Ainu Park is labeled as an “open-air museum”, which includes experiences such as Ainu performing arts, craft-making, cooking, kids programs, and nature viewing.

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Noboribetsu, Noboribetsu, Hokkaido

Discover the natural beauty of Jigokudani (Hell Valley) and see why Noboribetsu is known as the hot spring town of Hokkaido. Nature photographers welcome!

While in Noboribetsu, we will take a moment to relax in the calming hot springs of the Oyunuma River. While onsen (natural hot springs) are famous throughout Japan, here is one of the very few onsen in the entire world that forms into a milky blue-colored river.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Shōwa-shinzan, Showashinzan, Sobetsu, Usu District, Hokkaido 052-0102, Japan

Explore Showashinzan, a volcanic lava dome formed in 1943 after a series of large earthquakes.

Showashinzan is an active volcano that is still growing to this day!

Duration: 15 minutes