Experience Ainu culture with English speaking guide [Private tour]

Learn about Ainu (Hokkaido aborigine) culture surrounding salmon and its use in daily life. Through the lecture and experience, you will know how they live with the great nature in this cold island. Salmon dishes prepared the way the Ainu used to eat them are included!
Visit the Ainu Museum
The Ainu culture village, which was originally in Shiraoi's urban district, was moved and restored at the shores of Lake Poroto in 1965 to form this outdoor museum to preserve and exhibit the Ainu's cultural assets.
The facilities include five Chise (a thatched house), a museum, a botanical garden and an animal barn.
This museum is popularly known as "Porotokotan", which means a large lakeside village.

Learn about the history of salmon and Ainu
Listen to lectures on the importance of salmon to the Ainu way of life.
You can experience life as an Ainu, by wearing authentic Ainu clothing, and boots called "Cepkeri", made from the skin of salmon.

Walk on the frozen lake after wearing Ainu clothing and Cepkeri
After putting on the Ainu clothing, the guide will take you to the frozen lake, where you will put on Cepkeri and walk on the frozen lake and snow.
You can also learn about the importance salmon had to the lifestyle of the Ainu.

Try salmon dishes prepared the way the Ainu used to eat them.
Learn how to properly grill salmon, while grilled and enjoying the savory smell of it.
After that, you can enjoy the salmon that grilled your own, and modern arrangement of Ainu-style dishes.

Recommended Programs
- Friendly, Licensed and Local guide.
- Learn about Ainu people, an indigenous people of Hokkaido.
- Experience Ainu culture surrounding salmon and its use in daily life.
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Available time period 6 January - 28 February 2018

* Reservation Deadline is 3 days prior.
Participation fee 2 travelers: 19,000 yen per person
3 travelers: 16,000 yen per person
4 travelers: 15,000 yen per person
Meeting location The Ainu Museum
(2-3-4, Wakakusacho, Shiraoi-cho Shiraoi-gun, Hokkaido, 059-0902)

[by Car]
- from Shiraoi IC (the Hokkaido Expressway for Shiraoi Otaki Route):
 about 3.8 km (approx. 11 minutes)
- from New Chitose Airport: about 52.4 km (approx. 40 minutes)
- from Sapporo: about 96.8 km (approx. 1 hours 28 minutes)

[by JR Train]
7:30am JR Sapporo station DEP by "Limited Express Suzuran 2"
8:32am JR Shiraoi station ARR
15 minutes walk from JR Shiraoi station
*Return: 2:27pm JR Shiraoi station DEP by "Limited Express Suzuran 7"
Round-trip ticket fare from Sapporo to Shiraoi:
- Unreserved Seat: 3,560 yen per person
- Reserved Seat: 6,200 yen per person
Pick Up Service None
Required time 3 hours

10:00am-10:50am Visit the Ainu Museum
11:00am-11:50am Learn about the history of salmon and Ainu
                        at Koropokkuru Activity Center
11:50am-12:05pm Walk in the snow on Lake Poroto
12:05pm-12:20pm Learn how to grill salmon at Koropokkuru Activity Center
12:20pm-1:00pm Lunch (Salmon dishes)

* Schedule might be changed due to weather or other conditions.
Requirements for participation - Minimum: 2 participants
- Maximum: 8 participants
* Children must be accompanied by adults.
Things to bring / Required items - Warm Clothing
Important notices - Full name and sex of all participants are required for reservation.
Cancellation Cancellations made by customers will be subject to the following penalty fees:
* 1 day before the tour: 40% of the tour fee
* On the day of the tour: 50% of the tour fee
* No show on the day: 100% of the tour fee
Included in this fee - Local licensed private English-speaking guide
- Ainu Museum admission fee
- Experience guide fee at Koropokkuru Activity Center
- Lunch: Salmon roe, Salmon "Chanchan-Yaki" grill, Pickled salmon skewers grilled,
    Cep Ohaw (hearty soup with salmon), Munini-imo (a fermented potato
    pancake like mochi), Millet rice

* We are enrolled in the Travel Accident Compensation System.
Not included in fees - Transportation expenses
- Gratuities (optional)
Payment method - Advance Payment by online credit card.
- Advance Payment by overseas bank transfer.
 (Japanese yen only. Please pay the additional bank transfer fee.)
* Note: Payment is due 3 days before the tour date.

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