TokyoCityTOUR AreaGuide

Hokkaido Region




Shiraoi is a small town with population around 20,000 located in southwest of Chitose Airport and most of the area of the town is forested and parts lie within the Shikotsu-Toya National Park.

The town is most famous for Shiraoi Ainu Museum or called Porotokotan.

Ainu culture and lifestyle is shown in an outdoor reproduction of a small Ainu village and inside a conventional museum building.

Several performances, such as traditional Ainu dances, are held throughout the day Tokyo.