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Tsukigata Kabato Museum

月形樺戸博物館

Hokkaido’s first Shuchikan (old state prison)

Autumn, Culture, Spring, Summer

“Abashiri Prison” may be the most famous prison in Hokkaido but the first ever prison built in Hokkaido is “Kabato Shuchikan”. Tsukigata Kabato Museum exhibits the reference materials of Kabato Shuchikan from opening to closing.

The prisoners were made to provide labor for the construction of roads under Hokkaido’s harsh natural environmental conditions. Tsukigata Kabato Museum is a facility of significant value, offering deep knowledge of the history of pioneering Hokkaido.