Mitsui Garden Hotel Sapporo West opened on Thursday, February 20th. Added to the ease of access, located just a 4-min. or so walk from JR Sapporo Station, designs conveying Hokkaido’s traditional beauty are incorporated throughout the interior, offering a refreshing high-quality accommodation space in which to reflect on your travels.
Together with the Nibutani-ita (tray), the Nibutani-attus is certified as a traditional craft by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Woven from thread made from the inner bark of Manchurian elm, Japanese lime and the like, the texture of the attus is unique.
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Here in Nibutani, in the area in front of the Nibutani Ainu Culture Museum, a new Nibutani Kotan has been created to serve as a hub for Ainu history and culture. This kotan features cise dwellings built using traditional construction techniques, separated by a small flowing stream. At the on-site folk craft hall, visitors can purchase authentic Ainu folk crafts. In this special edition, we begin a journey of Ainu history and culture tourism, starting at Nibutani Kotan.