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Central Area Upopoy admission and private guided tour

  • Upopoy admission and private guided tour

    Photo provided: The Foundation for Ainu Culture


Upopoy is a new destination opening on April 24, 2020 on the banks of Lake Poroto in Shiraoi-cho. This product grants you admission tickets and an exclusive guided tour with an English-speaking guide licensed by the Shiraoi Ainu Association. There you will also find the National Ainu Museum, which lets you learn about the Ainu folk culture and its history. The National Ainu Park offers hands-on programming that lets you experience Ainu culture up close, and try your hand at the traditional “mukkuri” mouth harp.

Course schedule

1Meeting place
2View the National Ainu Museum and National Ainu Park

Basic information

April 25th,2020 to November 30st,2021
Time required
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Implementation time
Begins between 11:00 and 15:00
Tour Guide (English)
Includes an official English-speaking guide from the Shiraoi Ainu Association
Includes a simple experience playing the mukkuri instrument to feel closer to the Ainu culture

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