Fodor's Expert Review Kayano Shigeru Nibutani Ainu Museum

Nibutani Dam

This small but 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 Nibutani Ainu Culture Museum.


Quick Facts

79-4 Nibutani
Nibutani, Hokkaido  055-0101, Japan


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: ¥400, ¥700 joint ticket with Nibutani Ainu Culture Museum, Closed irregularly Dec.–Mar., Apr. 16–Nov. 15 daily 9–5, Nov. 16–Apr. 15 by appointment

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