Okhotsk Ryuhyo Museum
Have you ever touched an ice floe, or tried spinning a damp towel in subzero temperatures? At the Ryu-hyo (Drift Ice) Museum, visitors can try these and other arctic experiences, even in the middle of summer. The facility is located at the peak of Mt. Tento, about 10-minute drive from JR Abashiri Station. The Hands-On Drift Ice Terrace is kept at -15 degrees Celsius, and contains actual drift ice. Visitors can touch the drift ice firsthand, or try spinning a damp towel until it freezes solid. You can also meet creatures from the Okhotsk Sea, such as the clione sea angel. The observation terrace provides a breathtaking panorama.
- 8:30～18:00 (Summer time from May to October)/ 9:00～16:30 (Winter time from November to April)/ 10:00～15:00 (from 28th December to 5th January)
- REGULAR HOLIDAY
- Open all year round
- About 10 minutes from JR Abashiri station by car
244-3, Tentozan, Abashiri-shi, Hokkaido