Hokkaido Sights

Kayano Shigeru Nibutani Ainu Archive (Kayano Shigeru Nibutani Shiryo-kan)

  • 79–4 Nibutani Map It
  • Nibutani
  • Educational Institution

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

This important museum puts a spotlight on Ainu clothing and other items used in sacred rites, all of it collected by the late prominent Ainu activist and Nibutani resident Shigeru Kayano. Until his death in 2006, Kayano traveled extensively, and the archive contains presents to the Ainu from other indigenous peoples. The museum is across the main road from the Ainu Culture Museum.

Sight Information


79–4 Nibutani, Biratori, Nibutani, 055-0101, Japan

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Sight Details:

  • ¥400, ¥700 joint ticket with Nibutani Ainu Culture Museum
  • Apr. 16–Nov. 15 daily 9–5, Nov. 16–Apr. 15 by appointment

Published 12/10/2015


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