Making a traditional Ainu musical instrument (Museum of Northern Peoples)

北方民族資料館 アイヌ楽器作りHoppouminzoku shiryoukan ainugakki tsukuri

Making a traditional Ainu musical instrument (Museum of Northern Peoples)

北方民族資料館 アイヌ楽器作りHoppouminzoku shiryoukan ainugakki tsukuri

You can make and play the mukkuri, or mouth harp, of the Ainu, who are indigenous to Hokkaido and surrounding islands. It will take about 90 minutes. No language other than Japanese is available. You need to make a reservation by telephone.

Hours

  • April - October; 9:00 am - 7:00 pm, November - March; 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Holidays

December 31 - January 3,Also closed on days for changing exhibits and museum maintenance

Fee

Admission:300 yen, Mukkuri making fee;500 yen (Papercutting of northern peoples' patterns available for free)

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Address

21-7 Suehiro-cho, Hakodate

Access from Hakodate Station

  • 8 minutes by tram to the "Suehiro-cho" tram stop
  • 1 minute on foot

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