Abashiri Prison Museum, Abashiri

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#1 of 211 in Museums in Hokkaido
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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  • Wax realistic and too scary. So lifelike, too realistic fear go thought. Many buildings of that time were moved intact and further fuels fear. Study history of the Abashiri prison building, Abashiri did not know until now.
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  • Visit that was not planned in the Abashiri travel with caution especially go out to play, it was right. May was cool, exhibits of actual and indeed was walk though was. Room is very interesting, in what you contributed to the development of Hokkaido Abashiri prison for many people.
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  • So I went to the Golden, it was cold. You can get a glimpse of history and what life lived well know fact that prison, studying history.
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  • 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.
  • Fun to spend time here. Dress warm for cold days because there is lots of outdoor walking.
  • Bring your student card for a discounted admission! The place is huge with lots of history. Beware of the mannequin they feel real.
  • とても広いので見るのに2時間くらいかかりました。来てよかったです
  • Sad place to visit not much to do except to see and know The history lesson behind the prison

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Where to stay in Abashiri

The main places to stay in Abashiri sit along the banks of the Abashiri River as it makes its way through town. Here, a variety of hotels and guesthouses put you in close proximity to the train station and main sights. Follow the river inland to Lake Abashiri, and you'll see a bunch of other accommodations looking out over the river. Largely more exclusive than options in town, the choices here consist mainly of traditional ryokans with onsens.
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