Fodor's Expert Review Akanko Ainu Theatre Ikor

Akan National Park Dance
From late April to October there are excellent traditional dance performances or puppet shows four or five times a day starting at 11 am and lasting about 30 minutes. The venue's seating faces a wall that's open to the outside, which gives the performances a dynamic natural background. The 9 pm show includes fire performances from the Iomante (a traditional ceremonial bear sacrifice that was once a part of Ainu village life—an actual bear is no longer sacrificed). Performances cost ¥1,080. During the day, there are also craft workshops available.
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4-7-84 Akanko Onsen
Kushiro, Hokkaido  Japan


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