Abashiri Kangoku Hakubutsukan
Housed in the remains of the original Meiji-era structure, this dark and foreboding museum details the reasons that this historic prison...
Hokkaido-ritsu Hoppō-minzoku Hakubutsukan
A few minutes' walk downhill from the summit of Tento-zan is this museum of northern cultures, a state-of-the-art place with numerous...
Across the river from the old prison is this modern construction, a very real and very secure working prison home to just under 800...
A famous Hokkaidō microbrewery with various flavours on tap, the Abashiri Beer Hall offers refreshing taster sets that are the perfect...
Two blocks east and one block south of the Central Hotel is this small sushi bar (look for the red-and-blue sign), which is locally...
Lonely Planet review
Known as salt pickle or glasswort in other parts of the world, the humble marsh plant of coral glass gets its 15 minutes of fame in mid-September, when it turns bright red. Busloads of tourists flock to a few boardwalk viewing spots. Nature lovers will enjoy the bird life, as the marshes attract not only seagulls but also curlews, terns, egrets, herons and more.