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Traditional Ainu Dance

Wonderful festival to start the mountaineering season

Venue: Daisetsuzan Ashidake When: Mid Jun 2023

The Daisetsuzan Mountain Festival in Asahidake Onsen takes place every year around the middle of June and is meant to be the official start of the hiking season. Local people and visitors gather around a bonfire and watch traditional Ainu rituals as well as some dancing and singing—a wonderful atmosphere.

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Elena Lisina a year ago
This place is far away from any train station, so how to get there?
Elena Lisina a year ago
Thank you, Sleiman! I don't drive, only use public transport and can't read Japanese, so my only way is to visit cities. Well, actually I managed somehow to travel in a countryside. ;)
Sherilyn Siy 2 years ago
The Ainu are fascinating as a people and culture. Would love to know more about them and experience this festival if I have the chance.