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.


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Deepen your understanding of the culture of the Ainu

Hot spring

The hot springs in Lake Akan were an important part of the lives of the Ainu.
Rather than as a place to bathe, it is believed that they used the hot springs for recuperation and the treatment of wounds.
They also used it to extract fibers from plants and weave clothing.

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