Yaunmosir is one of the names given by Ainu ancestors to the vast region that,
centuries later, would become Hokkaido, the northernmost large island of modern-day Japan.
Yaunmosir is a word as beautiful in sound as in meaning: the “land of land” in Ainu language.
Collaborating with members of the Ainu communities keeping the spirit of their ancestors alive, the Deneb team has built signature itineraries around the Ainu philosophy of nature and culture whose roots are found in the earliest major culture of prehistoric Japan which began about 14,000 years ago: The Jōmon culture. Through our signature journeys, you will be immersed in the Ainu traditional culture and discover: