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Abashiri Prison Museum博物館網走監獄

Museum / Science Museum

This historic museum has preserved the former Abashiri Prison barracks as an outdoor museum. It was completely renovated in 2010. The virtual prison movie titled ''Forests Where Inmates in a Red Prison Uniform Worked'' is a must-see digital stereophonic theater experience focusing on the harsh working conditions of the erstwhile prisoners captured with the latest technology. One can explore the facility on a Guided Prison Tour, or actually eat the food the prisoners were given with the Experience Prison Food encounter. Two of the structures, 8 wards, transferred here are treasured as Japan's Important Cultural Properties.

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place Hokkaido Abashirishi Yobito 1-1
phone 0152452411

Review of Abashiri Prison Museum

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Reviewed:2018/08/30 Historic Prison
This place is so historiful, in here you can feel how prisoners life, you can see this old place is so unique. But one thing make this place different from another prison is this place so clean.
Reviewed:2018/07/23 Understanding the harsh life of prisoners in Japan.
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...
Reviewed:2018/07/22 Very well presented
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...



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[May-Sep.] 8:30-18:00
[Oct.-Apr.] 9:00-17:00 (admission is closing 1 Hours)
open everyday
[Admission fee] Adults 1,080 yen, high school students 750 yen, small/Junior High School Students 540 yen
※ 2019 10 Monday 1Sunday or later is Adults 1, 100 yen, high school students 770 yen, small/Junior High School Students 440 yen
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Available (designated smoking area only)

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