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Abashiri is a city located in Okhotsk Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.
Abashiri is known as the site of the Abashiri Prison, a Meiji-era facility used for the incarceration of political prisoners. Now the old prison has been turned into a museum, but the city's new maximum security prison is still in use. As of 2008, the city has an estimated population of 40,333 and a population density of 85.6 persons per km². The total area is 470.94 km². Abashiri is located in the eastern part of Abashiri Subprefecture, about 50 kilometers east of Kitami. There are no tall mountains, but there are many hills. Abashiri River flows and there are three lakes (Lake Abashiri, Lake Notori and Lake Tōfutsu) in the city. In the winter, tourists visit the city to watch the drift ice.

Tours passing by Abashiri

VI hokkaido contree sauvage The untamed wilderness of Hokkaido - 8 Jours | 7 Nuits
Mountain plateaux, dense, thick forests, smoking volcanoes, caldera lakes, bubbling pools and clouds of sulphur await you in Hokkaido, the island with the largest wild landscapes in the country. On this trip through the land of fire and ice, you will have the opportunity to admire an incredibly rich flora and fauna, which live in a strikingly beautiful environment between mountain peaks, flowing cascades and picturesque gorges !

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VI hokkaido ou se termine la terre Hokkaido, the end of the Earth - 14 Jours | 12 Nuits
In the northernmost part of Japan lies a treasure, the rugged, authentic region of Hokkaido, where the Earth ends. It is difficult to access but boasts a troubling and truly unforgettable beauty. Marked by the Ainu people whose way of living in harmony with nature has preserved this natural setting for thousands of years, the region of Hokkaido is the birthplace of Japan

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Activities in Abashiri

AI   Visite Sapporo Abashiri Guided tour of the towns of Sapporo, Abashiri and Kushiro
Visit many of the iconic places and some of the most beautiful monuments of the towns of Hokkaido. This will give you the opportunity to discover the unique culture that developed on the island, including its Ainu history. Indeed, Hokkaido was only colonised by the Japanese in the 19th century when the Ainu people – indigenous to this cold region – were forced to assimilate against their will. In Sapporo, you will also have the opportunity to admire Western-style monuments dating back to the Meiji period. In Abashiri, you will sample delicious fish and seafood from Okhotsk sea and admire the town’s beautiful natural surroundings with fields of wild flowers in summer and a sea of ice in winter.

AI   Aigle en mer dOkhotsk Observing whales and eagles on the Okhotsk Sea
The Okhotsk Sea is the object of studies and fascination, especially concerning the formation of the famous icebergs that float in it in winter. The water at the bottom is salt water but the water is less salty at the surface because of the fresh water from the Russian river Amur, which allows these glaciers to form from mid-January to mid-April. The lake is also home to a wide range of sea creatures, the most impressive of which you will get a chance to see on this excursion: whales as well as sea eagles, and at certain times sea lions too.

AI    sites naturels dHokkaido Visit the main natural sites of Hokkaido
In your private car with chauffeur, discover the most beautiful natural sites in Hokkaido, which are usually very difficult to access! You will have the opportunity to spend two days admiring the wonderful waterfalls of the Shiretoko Peninsula, the beauty of Lake Akan, as well as the Sounkyo hot springs. Indeed, Hokkaido is truly a natural paradise. You will fall in love with every inch of scenery : the mountains, valleys, rivers or lakes, sky-blue seas and skies provide a habitat for a variety of unique flora and fauna. Many trips and short hikes are included in the programme to allow you to take the time to admire, observe and experience this exceptional natural environment.

Hotels in Abashiri

HI Hokuten no Oka Tsuruga Resort Abashiri
Hokuten no Oka Tsuruga Resort - Abashiri
Decorated in a modern, elegant style, the 4* Hokuten no Oka Tsuruga Resort Hotel welcomes you to its privileged, charming setting. The 80 rooms are spacious, with an intimate, warm atmosphere. The hotel houses the Koto buffet-restaurant or chef Tou-Tou’s restaurant where you can enjoy local cuisine and delicious wine. You can relax in the indoor and outdoor hot baths, which are always a treat after a day of sightseeing! Finally, in the evening, take the time to sample a cigar in the dedicated Koten bar .

* price per person "from", double base in standard room, if available at the booking time

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