Abashiri Prison Museum
The Abashiri Prison Museum is an outdoor museum of history where buildings of the original Abashiri Prison are conserved and exhibited. Abashiri Prison and the City of Abashiri have maintained close relationships since the Meiji era (1868-1912). The museum is on the side of Mt. Tento, facing Lake Abashiri, in a scenic area of Abashiri Quasi-national Park. The site area is 3.5 times as large as Tokyo Dome. At the museum, community-based activities are conducted every day in order to improve the museum as a "universal museum".