Abashiri Prison Museum, Abashiri

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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." Make Abashiri Prison Museum part of your personalized Abashiri itinerary using our Abashiri day trip site .
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  • I told my husband wanted to go, so I went ('ω';) is the second. Lol history, such as limited and is fun. Go to GW's chilly, so, very large, and was scared walking uphill only because I am tired lol prison at son. Why do... (¯ — ̄٥)
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  • Where the fact of Abashiri prison, not it was transferred for storage. It is wider than is thought. See and so takes about 3 hours.
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  • Become a good opportunity to know the history of Abashiri. I was going around, looking at a smart trot eventually stayed about an hour and a half. I would also not interested in history or jailbreak.
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  • It is quite amazing that a maximum security prison has turned into an elegant and beautiful museum. Guided tours lasting either 60 or 90 minutes can be undertaken, though prior reservation is required. Information brochures for foreign tourists are available in English, Korean and Chinese. Cafeteria and souvenir shop can be found in the museum. Admission fee is needed and the price is reasonable anyway.
  • A historical place where is food for everyone to learn not only about the history of Japan, but we can also build a moral culture from coming here. This place has kind of a long history of itself and those are shown on every inches. The sadness and loneliness come out of the walls. It's cold and give me some kind of feelings that the children might not like this place so much. But it's a great experience coming here
  • Interesting place that shows prison life both present and past, not shying away from the harshness of life during the Meiji period either. Takes a couple of hours to go round. Very good accessibility. Fair bit for kids to see and do. A lot of language support on pretty much everything.
  • Museum is fine, but people who sell entrance tickets are unable to use foreign visa cards and are rather unpleasant. Same for the souvenir boutique, it's definitely not a warm place you want to stay... reminiscence of the past of the place ?
  • This is an interesting museum that you can easily spend half a day here just looking around all the exhibits. The main prison cell design is very interesting as it allows minimum no of guards to watch over all the prisoners.
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