Kawamura Kaneto Ainu Memorial Hall

Kawamura Kaneto Ainu Memorial Hall information

Asahikawa , Japan
Address
Street 11 Kitamonchō
Telephone
+81 51 2461
Prices
admission ¥500
Opening hours
9am-5pm
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Kaneto Kawamura, an Ainu chief, became a master surveyor and helped to lay the tracks for several of Hokkaidō's railways. In 1916, after eye problems forced him to retire, he used his accumulated wealth to create the first Ainu museum. Take bus 23 or 24 from bus stop 14 in front of the station to the Ainu Kinenkan-mae stop (¥170, 15 minutes).