Abashiri Prison Museum

Museum in Abashiri

Some of the original Meiji-era prison buildings were restored and relocated to this oddly pleasant museum park. The Kangoku Hakubutsukan (penal museum) here details the reasons this historic prison was so feared: a sentence to Abashiri was a sentence to hard labour, as Abashiri prisoners laid much of the groundwork for Hokkaidō's infrastructure.

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