Abashiri Prison Museum is one of the most interesting sights you can see in Hokkaido. Behind the great landscapes and sights Hokkaido can offer, this museum is one of a kind. It is the original building where thousands of criminals and fugitives were held.
Take note that the modern Abashiri Prison located some kilometers away the museum is still operating.
In this museum, you will be able to witness what is the life of the prisoners inside the jail, and how they withstand the harsh winter days in Hokkaido.
Another interesting museum is within the proximity of Abashiri Prison Museum, the Okhotsk Ryuhyo Museum.
Abashiri Prison Museum can be accessed via Abashiri Station. From there, ride a bus in Tentozan Line and get off at the Abashiri Prison Museum.
Alternatively, if you are coming from Memanbetsu Airport, you can ride a bus en route the Abashiri Prison.
The museum is open everyday, with these schedules:
April-October: 8:00 to 18:00
Admission Fee are as follows:
Adult: 1,050 yen
College Student: 730 yen
Students: 520 yen
Tickets for groups are also available for minimum of 20 people.
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