Abashiri located at northern coast of Hokkaido, Japan. Along the sea of Okhotsk, swans are themessengers of winter in Abashiri, when they come, snow starts falling and Abashiri is ready forwinter. Due to the climate is harsh and its landscape inhospitable, therefore, 80% of the sea isice-cogged and serve a sightseeing tour onboard first icebreaker ship in Japan. During summer,the Shiretoko National Park also a good base for hikers. Abashiri is also known as the site forJapan most famous old high-security prison, where political prisoners were sent during the Meijiera. Lastly, don’t miss the Floating Ice Festival, its display an interesting exhibition of snow,ice sculptures and statues. During night time this site will be illuminated, creating a fantasticatmosphere.
Travel spots Around Abashiri
Travel Spots around Abashiri
Abashiri Prison Museum - 博物館網走監獄
This former prison beside the criminals, those who opposed or rejected the political reforms imposed by the Meiji emperor were also send here. Visitor may see during those times prisoners suffering their daily life with feared, such as cold winters with thin bedding and very little heat, etc.
Okhotsk Ryuhyo Museum - オホーツク流氷館
Visitor may experience winter season by wearing a woolen coat similar to those worn by Ainu people and enters a room where very low temperature such as -25℃Or visitor may have a spectacular view of Lake Abashiri and the sea of Okhotsk from the lookout point at each floor, eg Third, fourth or five levels.
Hokkaido Museum Of Northern People - 北海道北方民族博物館
This museum keeps with numerous exhibits of Ainu culture and traditional everyday life of the peoples inhabiting the northern.
Icebreaker Sightseeing Boats - 流氷観光船
Icebreaker Aurora runs one hour trips on the sea of Okhotsk, feeling like the ice creaking beneath the ship and whiteness of the ice that spreads South around the Amur river in midwinter. Which operate daily from mid January to early April from Abashiri Port. fourth or five levels.
See Shiretoko Nature Cruise
Shiretoko Five Lakes - 知床五湖
Shiretoko's best-known attraction, the five lakes with walking distance of each other and offer a beautiful view of the pond and mountain behind them.
Kamuiwakka Falls - カムイワッカ湯の滝
Japan's more amazing natural wonders, a hot spring dominated by a mass of lukewarm water is a great pleasure to experience , just beware of foot because the river had some shaping rock. Listed into UNESCO World Heritage.
Oshinkoshin Waterfalls - オシンコシンの滝
The Oshinkoshin Waterfall was kind of split in the middle by a tree-covered rock as the water made it way into the Sea of Okhotsk. In a way, it was kind of a precursor to the gorgeous and nature's beauty, especially during winter, from the observation platform overlook the white endless sea covered with floating ice, its really will be deeply impressed by this screen.