The area is a bit small compared to the one in Sapporo. Not much to see here. There are few bears and and wolf/dog. There are some schedule show but in japanese.
Upon entering the Ainu Village, you can see black bears kept in unspeakable conditions in cages barely big enough to turn around in. I was extremely disappointed and heartsick to see wild animals kept this way. Even if this was once the custom of the Ainu peoples, they were only kept in cages temporarily until being killed for food or... More
My friend and I stopped at Shiraoi Ainu Museum for a couple hours. It's a small replica village of a culture that had almost been forgotten. The museum is a great introduction into the life of the Ainu people. The indoor dance show is a must see! I really thought the dried fish hanging up in the huts were really... More
It shows the origin of Hokkaido tribesmen way of living. Interesting that they could live peacefully with Samurai from Tokyo. Great shows that the performer could speak many languages. Delicious soft ice cream too!
We got to Shiraoi by express train from Sapporo in an hour. It cost around 5,000yen per person round-trip with reserved seats. The train ride was smooth and the train interior is clean. It was a 10 to 15-minute walk from Shiraoi station to Porotokotan Ainu village. From the train station, turn left at the traffic light and go straight... More
learn alot about the aborigines of hokkaido. Learnt about the history. the show is very interesting as the host is engaging. Can even speak hokkien and chinese. superb!
The Ainu Museum is located in a little town called Shiraoi that is about an hour’s train ride away from Sapporo. Once getting off the train, it’s another easy 15 minutes walk to the Museum. Walking directions are easily obtained at the Shiraoi Station. There are taxis available at the Station’s curbside should you need another option. The Ainu Museum... More
I was very disappointed at the place. Remembered asking one of the staff in Japanese if it is fine to take a picture with us. The immediate response was "No, I am busy". After 5 minutes, she decided to take a picture with us. But, it was a very unwilling expression. Sigh! I probably will still recommend this place as... More
If you own or manage Shiraoi Ainu Musuem and Village, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.Manage your listing