Guided tour of the prison museum

Guided tour provided to individuals

A museum guide explains key points of the exhibits. Feel free to join a guided tour. No reservation is necessary.
Free guided tour
(3 times a day)
  • Period: Apr. 21 - Oct. 20
  • Starting time: 10:00, 11:30, and 14:30
  • Duration: 50 min.
  • Gathering spot: Administration Building of the original Abashiri Prison

Paid guided tour for a group of ten or more

If a guide is unavailable, the tour might not be given. (Please make reservations by the day before when possible.) Guided tours for groups are given year-round. The fee for a tour with one guide is 1,020 yen per group.
Note: No fee is required when the guided group tour is part of a school trip or is given for other educational purposes.

Guided tour on which visitors ride a powered cart

In May 2012, we began tentatively providing a guided tour on which visitors can ride a powered cart. As a general rule, this guided tour is available to elderly and disabled patrons, and to their helpers.
  • Seating: 4
  • Fee: 510 yen per person
  • Period: May - Oct.

Every guided tour starts at the Administration Building of the original Abashiri Prison.

Please be sure to come to the Administration Building by the designated time.
The Administration Building is the large white building that you see after passing through the main gate in front of the entrance of the museum.