A Look Into Japan's Most Famous and Inescapable Prison: Hokkaido's Abashiri Prison Museum

Abashiri Prison Museum was once Japan's most famous prison, housing some of Japan's most heinous criminals as well as the Japanese Prison Break King. Today, it is a visitable museum that introduces the history of the prison to the world, especially the important role it played in the development of Hokkaido. If you're wondering why a prison was built in the northernmost coastline of Hokkaido or what were the fates of the prisoners who were once detained there, keep reading! The answers will be revealed one by one by looking at the historical background of the place.

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