Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum, Abashiri

3.5
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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  • Facilities typical of the area. You can feel the sea ice throughout the year. But although experience aboard Aurora-prerequisites such as wind direction, but would like to see a real winter is not so to relive in this case.
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  • In fact, the Museum was not. Be sure to view your next visit the observation deck. On the second floor of the restaurant's food is good, the view of the dining room.
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  • Origin of sea ice away from the coast, but the tide or natural scientific, Visual and explained well, understandable.
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  • A good place for basic floating ice knowledge, but the museum doesn't have much content. Dedicated visiting is not worthy.
  • The museum is way too small and there is not much you can explore. The only up side is you can see the whole seashore and the lake view at the top floor.
  • Highly Recommend to visit with Real Big Iceberg and manymore
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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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