Experience the Ainu culture passed down through generations
Through the cooperation between the Ainu and Wajin peoples
since old times, Lake Akan has formed a unique Ainu culture
distinct from other regions in Hokkaido.
tour 1: Forest Time (Forest Walk Short Course)
Feel the Spirit of the Ainu Living with the Forest
Visit a forest that has sustained the lives of the Ainu. Learn their beliefs and listen to the sound of the mukkuri.more
tour 2: Lake Time (Forest Walk Long Course & Mukkuri Making)
See the Sights of the Lake Cherished by the Ainu
Make a musical instrument and take a walk inside a forest to see the magnificent scenery cherished by the Ainu.more
tour 3A: Craft Time (Embroidery Making)
Enrich your Spirit through Ainu Embroidery
Discover the joy of needlework and the spirit of the Ainu through Ainu embroidery passed down through generations.more
tour 3B: Craft Time (Wood Carving)
Feel the Wood and the Craftsmanship of the Ainu
Experience the art of wood carving and create your very own item carved with an Ainu pattern.more
Food Time (Option)
Savor the blessings of nature through Ainu cuisine
Passed down through generations, Ainu cuisine makes use of the blessings of the lakes and mountains.more
Premium Half-Day Plan
Experience Ainu Culture together with Ainu Guides!
Get a deeper understanding of Ainu culture by experiencing it from various aspects. Features a forest walk, wood carving, Ainu cuisine, and a kamuy-nomi prayer experience.more
He works to convey the real culture and traditions of the Ainu, making use of the knowledge he gained from overseas observation tours and cultural exchanges with other indigenous groups.
He has sought to learn more about Ainu culture since his childhood. He aims to share the wisdom of the Ainu through his work in cultural preservation, wood carvings, and management of a cafe.
A wood carver who strives to steadily improve his techniques. He also makes use of his English proficiency to work as a cultural guide, conveying the charms of Lake Akan to visitors.
Her fascination with Ainu patterns led her to pursue embroidery. For her, embroidery is not about how well you can make it, but about putting your feelings into every stroke of the needle.