Nibutani Ainu Museum

Nibutani Ainu Museum opinie, Biratori-cho

Nibutani Ainu Museum
4.5
09:00 - 16:30
Monday
09:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 16:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 16:30
Thursday
09:00 - 16:30
Friday
09:00 - 16:30
Saturday
09:00 - 16:30
Sunday
09:00 - 16:30

4.5
46 reviews
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stephtravelwriter
Ubud, Indonezja832 contributions
Beautiful
paź 2019 • Pary
Such an interesting museum. Famous woodcarver works from the tourist gift shop in the very far car park with bear statue outside . Go and meet him. I loved seeing the kimonos made from natural fibre and all the motifs. Such a beautiful museum to honour the Ainu. I would suggest a plan to have 3 hrs here. Never knew about QR reader thing. Should have checked here before and read some reviews . Visit this place for sure.
Written 27 października 2019
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tamura3d
Novato, Kalifornia105 contributions
Ainu Cultural Museum
maj 2019 • Dla rodziny
For anyone with an interest in the Ainu culture of Northern Japan and the Kamchatka Peninsula you would be sorely disappointed as we were to discover the interim closure of the Poroto Koton Ainu Museum in Shiraoi, not scheduled to reopen until 2020.

But notwithstanding there is a satisfying option. Not far away is the inland town of Biratoni where the Nibuani Ainu Cultural Museum is located and it is every resource you could imagine to access knowledge to the history, culture, crafts, and enduring legacy of this unique indigenous culture of Japan. It is, by any measure, a root which the modern Japanese culture has evolved. Having enough time to spend, you could browse the display exhibits, sit and watch a short documentary movie, walk in and about traditionally recreated Kotan shelters and working communal facilities. There are archives of recordings, carvings, and film footage of the Ainu when they lived before dissolving into the past. This is a wonderful excursion into a world that was primitive but masterful in many surprising ways as in the art of weaving. The bark of native trees were stripped in long sections, then boiled to soften the fibers into a yarn the could be woven into wearable and functional garments. There are a wealth of myths and tales that enrich the stories that lie beneath. The Ainu embrace the belief of being respectful of nature and exploiting her many resources.

If all that isn’t enough, there is an adjacent museum devoted to the history and developing of the surrounding land which is part the water management system that included the damming of the Saru River and the designing of a recreation area that can be enjoyed for picnics, walking, or just viewing the water and surrounding forest and hills. It should be noted that the intrusion of the modern dam prompted the area to be designated an Important Cultural Landscape.

Hard to go wrong spending time at this place and a great choice for children of all ages with classes available for small workshops and hands-on crafts demonstrations. At very least you’ll be enriched by the wealth of cultural riches that were created and continue to live on as a ghost culture of Japan’s past.
Written 17 czerwca 2019
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Christen
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions
Qr Codes For English Speakers
lis 2018 • Wyjazd w pojedynkę
Download a QR code scanner on your phone before you go (or, it takes about ten seconds if you do it on the spot like I did when I saw the sign on the front desk). There is free wifi so that you can scan and read descriptions as you go through (for Korean speakers and English - I think there was another but I've forgotten)! Very cool and very resourceful. I thoroughly enjoyed reading as I went through.
I was greeted by friendly staff who were very helpful, even with a language barrier.
Really beautifully presented artifacts and information, as well as modern carvings which were absolutely stunning. I am in awe of the level of craftmanship and creativity demonstrated throughout this exhibit as well as the other Ainu museum I visited in Nibutani. I highly recommend. It is well worth visiting Nibutani for a few days to have time to rest and and really appreciate the exhibits and shops right by the river.
Also, wheelchair accessible, including a great accessible toilet.
Written 16 listopada 2018
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paolocalvino
Kyoto, Japonia16 contributions
One of the best Ainu museum in Hokkaido
sie 2018 • Wyjazd w pojedynkę
Nibutani Ainu Culture Museum is a very good and modern museum. Helpful staff, English speaking. Some documentaries can be watched with English subtitles too.
Written 24 sierpnia 2018
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Frank C
Filadelfia, Pensylwania87 contributions
Excellent introduction to Ainu culture
cze 2018
The best museum of Ainu culture in all of Hokkaido, the Nibutani Ainu Museum provides not only beautiful exhibits in a modern building but also a multi-media experience introducing many aspects of the native population of northern Japan. Nibutani is a bit off the beaten track, but this museum makes the trip worth it. Must-see for anyone interested in aboriginal cultures of the world.
Written 7 sierpnia 2018
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Mish_H50
Japonia386 contributions
One of the best place to learn about Ainu
sie 2017 • Znajomi
I have been to many (all?) Ainu museums, small and large, and Kotan (villages). This by far was the one that impressed me the most and I felt like I learned a lot about the culture- and especially the crafts. the people were friendly. Little English is displayed, but enough to understand the exhibits.
Written 9 sierpnia 2017
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Noriko717
Prefektura Tokio, Japonia84 contributions
A comprehensive museum for Ainu culture
sie 2016 • Dla rodziny
This is probably the best exhibition of Ainu culture in Hokkaido. They are well organized and displayed beautifully. There is a curator who speaks English. The museum is located by Saru River which is another view. Nearby, there is a house of Prof. Munro who lived his life with Ainu, and Ainu Resource Center owned by Shigeru Kanno, the last of the Ainu native. The whole area is focused on Ainu and it is worth visiting if you want to know about this culture.
Written 31 sierpnia 2016
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noripico22
Tokio, Japonia111 contributions
Best Ainu museum in Hokkaido, we believe
sie 2015 • Dla rodziny
We spent more than 2 hours and learned a lot about the Ainu history. Located in Biratori which is one of the most known Ainu place in the past.
Written 1 lipca 2016
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Kinko_12
Little Rock, AR175 contributions
A must visit in Biratori-cho
cze 2014 • Wyjazd w pojedynkę
I went to Biratori-cho three times, and each time I made sure I visit this museum. The Ainu artifacts that are related to their way of life (hunting, fishing, agriculture, cuisine, art, religion, marriage and family, etc.) are plentiful, and they are very well-organized. They play Ainu music in the museum, which is really nice. Some interactive video programs are available to learn more about the Ainu culture. For learning the history of the Ainu people, you might also want to visit the Historical Museum of the Saru River, which is right next door. There is a direct bus service from Sapporo to Biratori.
Written 9 marca 2015
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omonoyama
Louisville, KY15 contributions
fantastic museum
Chocked full of artifacts and culture, yet beautifully displayed and organized. Takes a bit to get to if going independently. Rail, then bus or taxi. Go early if you're going by this option.
Written 31 stycznia 2010
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