Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum, Abashiri

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Perched 207 m (679 ft) above sea level on top of Mt. Tenzoan, Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum boasts an unusual, year-round display of drift ice. The hands-on museum lets you touch and feel the ice, and you can make some yourself by spinning a wet towel quickly in a -15 C (5 F) room. Climb to the observatory, the museum's main highlight, for a winter panorama of ice drifting from the Siberian coast, or a summer view of Lake Abashiri. Using our custom trip planner, Abashiri attractions like Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • September 27, 2017
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  • September 26, 2017
    Ice Museum rules die although so little, but a stylish indoor decorative works. Entrance, ticket finish and Mai stores on one floor, and ice stadium all these rooms in the underground exhibition Museum, looking 頂/f. The encountered heavy rain and foggy lake, we can see in this release a lot of Userboxes/Time, and bought some souvenirs. Ice Angel really loves all 駐 攝 foot. Ice stadium all these outdoor jacket for borrowing, but in the stadium more than 10 degrees below zero these indoor suriel cannot last for long. Stream ice stadium all these time, 職 Member image: di towel and tip to threes find towels, follow the instruction in the stadium all these threes indoor quickly towel, don't have to start a Club Med used to ice, 蠻 interesting.
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  • September 26, 2017
    Walked in to the ice hotel is on the doorstep of the Abashiri prison Museum said then Hokkaido abnormal heat was. You are so much cooler, especially-15 times the experience was interesting. Is it the will clione very cute. It's exactly what Angel.
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  • July 12, 2017
    A good place for basic floating ice knowledge, but the museum doesn't have much content. Dedicated visiting is not worthy.
  • February 27, 2017
    It is totally over-priced price and does not deserve the money you paid. It is tiny, with nothing wonderful to enjoy. I hope you could spend your money on other things instead of this f... place.
  • December 20, 2016
    I enjoyed this museum, the have a vide to watch which shows the are during winter and it was really interesting to watch. There's also a cool room where you can walk in and experience the cold weather, you can get a wet towel and wave it in a circular motion and before too long the towel will freeze. The views from the observation deck were stunning.
  • August 7, 2015
    A nice stop if you are not around for ice floe season! The museum has been entirely renovated as of August 2015. There is a lovely 8-minute video about the floes with English subtitles. You can see various living things that live under the floes, and then there is the highlight: the ice floe experience room! The room is -15℃ and decorated appropriately. You can take a warm jacket and a wet towel, which you are supposed to swing around inside the cold room. It freezes up within a minute or two. Other than that, there is a gift shop/small cafe and a rooftop observatory with a great view of the area. It may seem small and a little silly, but if you are in the area, it's a great experience!
  • July 3, 2016
    It's actually very small. They tried to use higher technology to display things about that area but I don't think that was very informative or inspiring. Not something you have to go if you don't have time.

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