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Abashiri Prison Museum

1-1, Yobito, Abashiri 099-2421, Hokkaido
+81 152-45-2411
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Intersting insights to Japanese history

What was supposed to be a time filler turned into a very intersting experience in Japanese history... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Zurich, Switzerland
via mobile
Fantastic activity in a quaint little town

I must say this is a very interesting museum. I really enjoy the open air museum. If you are not... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
Singapore, Singapore
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Abashiri prison museum is a open air museum .We had linked with Abashiri city since Meiji period.This is located in nearthe mount Tento, and has three and a half tiwes bigger site than Tokyo Dome.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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1-1, Yobito, Abashiri 099-2421, Hokkaido
+81 152-45-2411
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What was supposed to be a time filler turned into a very intersting experience in Japanese history. Highly recommendable when visiting the rather secluded area of Abashiri!

Thank Marquitoz
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

I must say this is a very interesting museum. I really enjoy the open air museum. If you are not driving, get a one-day tourist pass for the bus which will take you to this place and a few other places for 800 yen. It's...More

Thank Bintangkechil
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

A few kilometers out of town and near some other museum in the area. Interesting with out being spectacular. Probably best to do all the museums in one day

Thank Stevewes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

The buildings are interesting and a really useful guide map takes you around the site effectively. The most interesting element for me was the story of the use of convicts to build a road across Hokkaido for military purposes with terrible hardship and loss of...More

Thank Brian R
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We Spent longer than originally planned as this place was very interesting. Good English translation.

Thank D D
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

A historical old prison with introduction and nice maintenance for tourist must visit place. Nothing excited and seems like mesuem and will felt bored without tour guide because all info written in Japanese which can't understand.

Thank Kinki25
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This museum is definitely worth a visit, good English translations and easy to follow, there is a lot to see here so allow a couple of hours. It gives a great history into the development of Hokkaido. Beautiful grounds to walk around.

Thank Diane D
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Great museum, we'll presented and very interesting. Beautiful grounds (it was a sunny today). Definitely worth a visit.

Thank bradleyd618
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Went there December 2015; Be prepared at least 2 hours plus for the visit. There are a lot to see here ; please kindly take the broucher/guidance before entering the premises. We also took a lot of photo due to the excellent winter view in...More

Thank kiasen
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We came here hearing about the notoriety of this place, quite a well maintained and well kept museum, and we especially like how it ties in with a message for all visitors. Scenery: 3.5/5 Ambience: 5/5 Cleanliness: 5/5 Physical Ease: 5/5 Fun: 4.5/5 The Good:...More

Thank S102OOdaniell
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