Is nice to scroll to the what the inmates life is during the meji period. The structure some is a reproduction and is restored. I personally think it lost the true feel.
For the day my wife and me went there it was only 3⁰c and it was a early spring morning..most area of this attraction are explored outdoor therefore do bring your coat with you. Good Place to visit, walk around!!
We had no idea what to expect and we arrived there while it was snowing pretty heavily. And wow.... how anyone survived.... unimaginable. This is a must see and it's true that the name doesn't make one instantly want to go. We were, in fact, about to skip it. Oh so glad that we did not! We rushed about a... More
The old prison museum is compelling & well worth the short bus ride out here from the city centre. A visit involves walking around a number of old & reconstructed out buildings on the prison grounds. You can go inside all of the buildings. It is fascinating to see how the prisoners survived this harsh experience. For Australians it may... More
This prison museum is a much more interesting facility than its name suggests. The map comes in English and provides a suggested route to ensure you see everything. Be aware that if you go in winter that there is heavy snow coverage so the map is not as easy to follow. This is the attraction I spent the most time... More
This Abashiri Prison Museum consists of many reconstructed and reproduced buildings of the old Abashiri Prison. The standard course will take about an hour to cover the whole site. An interesting place to visit. There are English information boards outside each building, but it is difficult to understand due to grammatical errors. Refer to your brochure instead
Abashiri Kangoku Museum was originally a prison built in the 1890s. Now it is an open air museum that illustrates the daily life of prisoners and exhibits more than a dozen buildings and structures of the old prison, including the main prison building with its five radially constructed wings, a law court, bath house and a punishment chamber.
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