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Cruises visiting Abashiri & all Abashiri cruises for  2019-2020

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Abashiri city is situated on the NE coast of Hokkaido, the northernmost prefecture in Japan, and faces the Sea of Okhotsk. The Abashiri River flows through the city and there are three lakes (Abashiri, Notori and Tofutsu) in the city as well. Drift ice is symbolic of winter in Abashiri and the Okhotsk region. This natural phenomenon has had a tremendous influence on the local culture and the drift ice motif is represented in various forms of art, dance, and music. There are a number of archaeological and historical sites in Abashiri, which provide evidence that humans have inhabited this area for the past 20,000 years.

Abashiri is known as the site of the Abashiri Prison, a Meiji-era facility used for the incarceration of political prisoners. The old prison, built about 115 years ago, has been turned into a museum, but the city's new maximum security prison is still in use. Visit the Ryuhyo Glass Museum to collect some fine souvenirs made from recycled fluorescent light tubes; and a quiet cafe right near Aurora Ferry Terminal. Okhotsk Chipmunk Park, in the Abashiri Lakeside, is a great stopover to take in the fresh air and admire a wide range of flowers. One can rent a bike, as there is a hidden bike path that leads to the lake.

Abashiri, the largest town on the Okhotsk Coast, is a centre for fishing and tourism. In addition to an abundance of seasonal seafood available throughout the year, it is also blessed with natural beauty, such as primeval flower gardens, lakes, and ice floes. Abashiri has lots of places to enjoy: Koshimizu Gensei-kaen (wild flower preserve), where about 40 kinds of flowers bloom in Spring and Summer; Lake Saroma, which is separated from the sea by a long, thin sandbar; and Lake Tofutsu, famous for its swans. Interestingly, Mt. Tento-zan in the suburbs is a great place from which to view Abashiri.