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Abashiri Prison Museum, Abashiri

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Historic Site Museum
Tread the path of the lowly prisoner at Abashiri Prison Museum, depicting the lives of Japanese convicts and jailers in the 19th and 20th centuries. Constructed in 1890, the prison sprawls over 22 buildings of cells, sleeping quarters, and work houses. Submerge yourself into the day-to-day life of a prisoner, from the solitary confinement and law court, to the miso and soy agricultural areas for which the prison became known. Rest your feet at the museum restaurant, where you can sit down to a meal called the "Prisoner's Lunch." To visit Abashiri Prison Museum and get the most from your holiday in Abashiri, create itinerary details personal to you using our Abashiri trip generator.
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  • I must say this is a very interesting museum. I really enjoy the open air museum. If you are not driving, get a one-day tourist pass for the bus which will take you to this place and a few other place...  more »
  • A few kilometers out of town and near some other museum in the area. Interesting with out being spectacular. Probably best to do all the museums in one day  more »
  • The buildings are interesting and a really useful guide map takes you around the site effectively. The most interesting element for me was the story of the use of convicts to build a road across Hokka...  more »
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  • Historical places worth a visit. Lots of area for kids to run around.
  • 很有意義的一座博物館 讓人充分了解北海道的開拓史與網走監獄的歷史還有當年的受刑人環境 舊官廳裡的softgream好好吃~
  • An interesting history of the Abashiro Prison along with ties to the development of Hokkaido. Many of the displays are from the original prison and you are able to enter some of the actual cells. There is a video presentation on a multi-screen projection that tells a summary of the history of the prison and Hokkaido. The presentation is in Japanese, Chinese, Korean and I think maybe English although I listened to the Japanese, only.
  • Former prison turned museum. An interesting insight in the harsh lives the inmates would have faced on Japan's then frontier. The prisoners were used for forced labour to construct roads in the region.
  • Didn't expect this to be good but it was actually decent. The museum was actually a real prison which forced the inmates to develop roads between cities. It illustrated well how the inmates were treated during the time. Many of the buildings and facilities had good historic value.