Lake Akan is the largest settlement area of the aboriginal Ainu people. They live on fishing and hunting, and advocate pantheism. Owls, white bears, and foxes are all totems of their beliefs. Ainu Village showcases the aboriginal culture in a concentrated manner, and the streetside shops sell a wide range of souvenirs and exquisite wood carvings. At the entrance of the village, there is a wood carving of a giant eagle that is about to fly
Akan Lake Ainu Village is an aboriginal cultural life street specially avoided by the local government in order to more truly reflect the living conditions of the aborigines in Hokkaido. The architectural styles on the street are in the original local state, mainly wooden buildings. The merchandise in the shops on the street are all utensils, food, etc. related to the aboriginal culture, and nothing is irrelevant. If you are interested in the life and culture of the local people, you can buy some souvenirs to take home.
Ainu Village is very close to the hot spring street, opposite to the Tsuruya Hotel where you live. The entire village is less than 100 meters away, and the houses are mostly wooden structures, which are very distinctive. There are many woodcarving shops, so you can enjoy it if you are interested.