Abashiri Prison Museum


This outdoor, barrier-free site over three times larger than Tokyo Dome showcases buildings from the original Abashiri Prison, making it one of the most unique museums in Japan. The oldest of the buildings was built about 120 years ago, and the logs used for the pillars and beams were sawed without machinery by inmates, resulting in a rough finish that visitors can still see today. The museum includes eight buildings that have been designated as nationally important cultural properties as well as a movie theater where visitors can have a virtual reality experience of historical prison labor. There are also free guided tours, a chance to taste authentic prison meals, and a museum shop where items constructed by prison inmates themselves are sold.

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1ー1 Yobito, Abashiri, Hokkaido
北海道網走市字呼人1-1 網走監獄博物館
Business Hours
Monday・Tuesday・Wednesday・Thursday・Friday・Saturday・Sunday : 09:00~17:00

- Extended hours between May to Septemmber: 8:30-6:00.
Final admission an hour before closing.

Admisson Fee
JPY1100 / Adult

- Age 7-15: JPY 550
- High School Student & University Student : JPY 770
- Group discounts available. Please check the official site for details.

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