©

Abashiri trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Abashiri

Trip Planner Asia  /  Japan  /  Hokkaido  /  Abashiri
(3.5/5 based on 1,200+ reviews for top 20 attractions)
Things to do: museums, historic sites, sightseeing
A coastal town with a smattering of things to do, Abashiri has an interesting history and arresting natural scenery. During the Meiji Period, the city became the site of the country's first maximum-security prison, where political prisoners and other convicts were forced to do hard labor, or sit in freezing cells during the harsh winter months. Today, the prison functions as a museum, and tops many tours of Abashiri. In cold weather, icebreakers run trips along the ice floes offshore. Take a peek at our custom trip planner: Abashiri and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Abashiri

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

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.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Abashiri:
Nature, sightseeing, museums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, shopping, nature
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Nature, sightseeing, baths
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Nature, museums, baths
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, parks, outdoors
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Abashiri

14 days in Hokkaido BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Hokkaido BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES April, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Hokkaido BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Hokkaido BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Hokkaido BY A USER FROM HONG KONG April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Hokkaido BY A USER FROM HONG KONG April, culture, outdoors, romantic, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Hokkaido BY A USER FROM BRUNEI March, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Hokkaido BY A USER FROM HONG KONG March, culture, outdoors, romantic, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Japan BY A USER FROM HONG KONG March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Furano, Abashiri & Sapporo BY A USER FROM HONG KONG March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Abashiri & Furano BY A USER FROM HONG KONG February, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News