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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. Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Abashiri Edition.
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  • The museum's main highlight is the small angels that are housed in the basement of the building. Do check out the observatory deck on 3rd floor, where one will get stunning views of the entire Abashir...  more »
  • Just visited the museum today and I must say it's really informative. It's really small thou but that's good for the short attention spanned. We did go to the ice room to wave the towel till it freeze...  more »
  • Interesting place to visit in Abashiri. Visited in end Aug'15. The place is modern and probably you can finish touring this place in an hour. The highlight was entering a cold room and swinging a wet ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 每年從鄂霍次克海搬新的流冰來 -15度的流冰體驗館 流冰天使 都是很棒的體驗!還有天都山的精緻可以觀賞 不過票價略微高了點
  • 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!
  • 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.