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All reviews prison museum two hours large area sleeping quarters city centre different buildings english translation self guided development mannequins roads history inmates hokkaido japan exhibits complex
This is easy to reach on the local bus. It is well laid out, with enough English explanation. We visited on a very cold day, so it was easy to imagine how harsh living conditions were in the cells. The cinema, showing the prisioners working...More
Hokkaido is cold and lives here are hard, and there are several prisons in the island. The prison is what it was like in past, so you can experience a prison life , to get a brief visit of places for dinner, bath, pray, sleep,...More
Abashiri has only 2 months in a year when they don't require heating. This is one cold place in Hokkaido Japan. According to the guide, this was built at the end of the Samurai era as suddenly they had more prisoners than prisons. This prison...More
Our family enjoyed this open air museum idespite the freezing conditions . We couldn’t believe how the prisoners survived such harsh conditions. Great accompanying audiovisual & mannequin displays. With English translation - bringing the prison to life.
We recommend staying 1-2 hours in this museum. During the time we went, there were not many tourists around. It was interesting to see the current prison cell layout and compare it with the old prison cells. The place had enough English guide and was...More
The Abashiri prion museum provides tourists with a good understanding of how harsh life was like for hundreds of prisoners sent to Abashiri prison during the late 1800s and beyond. All aspects of prison life are shown in the vast displays and actual buildings on...More
This exceeded our expectations. Quite sizeable ground, showing temporary detention, court rooms, prison cells, workshops and display of real stories together with models have given quite an informative and lively presentation.
This is not just a visit to the prison, but a journey into the Japanese settlement of Hokkaido to ensure they established their presence before the Russians. The self guided information if good, with enough English to appreciate most but not all of it. We...More