Okhotsk Ryuhyo Museum

Okhotsk Ryuhyo (drift ice) Museum on the top of Tento-zan (Mt. Tento) is a science museum to exhibit documents on drift ice and Okhotsk Sea. Actual drift ice and introduction on how it develops is displayed here. Also, they have the rearing exhibits of the marine creatures in the sea with drift ice, such as the clione called "angel of drift ice" and the cute and round lumpfish that look like balloons. Its rooftop is an observation deck, and you can get a spectacular view of the Okhotsk Sea.

Address
245-1 Tentozan, Abashiri-shi, Hokkaido
Contact No.
+81-152-43-5951
Access
From JR Abashiri Station, take a bus bound Tento-zan for 12 min and get off at Okhotsk Ryuhyo-kan bus stop
Opening Hours / Holidays
Summer (May-October) 8:30-18:00, Winter (November-April) 9:00-16:30
Open all year round
*During the year-end and New Year holidays (Dec 29-Jan 5), open 10:00-15:00
Official Website
http://www.ryuhyokan.com/museum/index.html
Time Required
60 minutes
Admission fee
750 yen for adults, 640 yen for Senior High Students, 540 yen for Elementary and Junior high students

※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.

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Sense It through Projected Images: the World of the Beautiful Drift Ice

Okhotsk Ryuhyo Museum has a large-scale permanent projection mapping in Hokkaido, and you can experience the beautiful sea of drift ice and its creatures through the 3-D projected image.

Source:nobaraの散歩道

Corner Where You Can Feel the World of Drift Ice with Your Body

In the Ryuhyo Taikan-shitsu (Feel-the-drift-ice room) in the museum, you can touch real drift ice and can see an almost real-looking aurora. The room is kept 15℃ below zero; you can take part in "Shibare Experience (freezing experience)" and see how your wet towel freezes.

Enjoy Okhotsk Sea through Images

Ryuhyo Genso Theater (drift ice fantasy theater) in the museum will show you images on five screens of the Okhotsk Sea with drift ice, the spreading sky over the sea, and living creatures in there, and you can feel as if you were there on the Okhotsk Sea.

Watching Creatures in Okhotsk Sea

They have the rearing exhibit of cute creatures like clione and lumpfish that live in the sea with drift ice like Okhotsk Sea. The clione, the angel of drift ice or the sea angels, usually can be seen in the season of drift ice, but you can see them up close here throughout the year.

Source:気に入った本

Observatory to Overlook the Okhotsk Sea

Okhotsk Ryuhyo Museum's rooftop is an observatory deck "Feel-the-Wind Observation Roof Gallery."  You can enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of the Okhotsk Sea. Further, no matter when you visit, it has seasonal beauty: cherry blossoms in spring, lush green in summer, autumnal coloration in fall,  and snow scenes in winter, which are collaborated with the Okhotsk Sea creating incredible views.

Source:気に入った本

Winter-only/ Drift Ice View Slide

Only from late January to mid-March, you can enjoy "Drift Ice View Slide." You can enjoy winter activities of snowy Hokkaido, such as a bobsleigh and an ice slide. Feel the bountiful nature of Okhotsk.

Okhotsk Ryuhyo Museum

Okhotsk Ryuhyo (drift ice) Museum on the top of Tento-zan (Mt. Tento) is a science museum to exhibit documents on drift ice and Okhotsk Sea. Actual drift ice and introduction on how it develops is displayed here. Also, they have the rearing exhibits of the marine creatures in the sea with drift ice, such as the clione called "angel of drift ice" and the cute and round lumpfish that look like balloons. Its rooftop is an observation deck, and you can get a spectacular view of the Okhotsk Sea.

※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.

Source:気に入った本

Sense It through Projected Images: the World of the Beautiful Drift Ice

Okhotsk Ryuhyo Museum has a large-scale permanent projection mapping in Hokkaido, and you can experience the beautiful sea of drift ice and its creatures through the 3-D projected image.

Source:nobaraの散歩道

Corner Where You Can Feel the World of Drift Ice with Your Body

In the Ryuhyo Taikan-shitsu (Feel-the-drift-ice room) in the museum, you can touch real drift ice and can see an almost real-looking aurora. The room is kept 15℃ below zero; you can take part in "Shibare Experience (freezing experience)" and see how your wet towel freezes.

Enjoy Okhotsk Sea through Images

Ryuhyo Genso Theater (drift ice fantasy theater) in the museum will show you images on five screens of the Okhotsk Sea with drift ice, the spreading sky over the sea, and living creatures in there, and you can feel as if you were there on the Okhotsk Sea.

Watching Creatures in Okhotsk Sea

They have the rearing exhibit of cute creatures like clione and lumpfish that live in the sea with drift ice like Okhotsk Sea. The clione, the angel of drift ice or the sea angels, usually can be seen in the season of drift ice, but you can see them up close here throughout the year.

Source:気に入った本

Observatory to Overlook the Okhotsk Sea

Okhotsk Ryuhyo Museum's rooftop is an observatory deck "Feel-the-Wind Observation Roof Gallery."  You can enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of the Okhotsk Sea. Further, no matter when you visit, it has seasonal beauty: cherry blossoms in spring, lush green in summer, autumnal coloration in fall,  and snow scenes in winter, which are collaborated with the Okhotsk Sea creating incredible views.

Source:気に入った本

Winter-only/ Drift Ice View Slide

Only from late January to mid-March, you can enjoy "Drift Ice View Slide." You can enjoy winter activities of snowy Hokkaido, such as a bobsleigh and an ice slide. Feel the bountiful nature of Okhotsk.

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