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博物館網走監獄Abashiri Prison Museum

  • Culture / Art / History (Museums)
  • Around Shiretoko and Abashiri
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Around Shiretoko and Abashiri
1-1 Yobito, Abashiri-shi, Hokkaido 099-2421, Japan
  • Culture / Art / History (Museums)
Opening Hours
[April-October] 8:00-18:00, [November-March] 9:00-17:00
Open Every Day
Date of post:2015/07/14

Find the another face of Hokkaido pioneering, by the way you never would like to involve

  • Historical Building

Abashiri Prison Museum is an outdoor museum. The building is the renovation of the prison faculty built in 1880-1910. Abashiri was, due to its long distance from the centre of Hokkaido and its severe climate, regarded as a place of no escape. The Japanese name of Abashiri Prison is Abashiri-Kangoku, literally means “The prison of hell in Abashiri.

Inside the museum you can see the prisoners’ lifestyle and pioneering history of the region. It is true that, particularly on the road construction in a rural area, their contribution for the pioneering is not to be ignored. Some of the secret discoveries there is that you can see the photos and building of contemporary prison and you can order the lunch menu of the former prisoners!

Unfortunately the building is now being renovated until the opening in July, feeling one unknown side of Hokkaido history would be your strong memory.

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