Sakhalin is the biggest island of Russia which is rich not only in gas, oil and fish but also in history and culture. Among the most remarkable places worth visiting while on Sakhalin there are the sea port town of Korsakov and the settlement of Prigorodnoye. The town was founded in 1853 by Russian navigator Nevelskoy and named Fort Muravyovsky. In history of South Sakhalin there was a period when for 3 years the fort was the Japanese administrative centre called Otomari and referred to the prefecture of Karafuto. In relation to history and culture of Sakhalin Island, Karafuto is considered the most significant stage of its development. There still remained many Japanese constructions which annually attract thousands of tourists from Asian countries.
An observation point greeting the town, bay and tail of Japanese island of Hokkaido is a must-see sight on arriving in Korsakov. The town extends over several fells; one of them holds the monument “Uprooted Families” dedicated to Korean abductees whom the Japanese used as slaves.
Outside the town the route lies within the scenic fells remarkable for some Japanese earth-and-timber emplacements leading to the settlement of Prigorodnoye known for one of the world’s biggest liquefied natural gas plants. As there is no admittance to LNG plant “Prigorodnoye” the tour includes a stop just in front of it. The final stop of the tour is a hill holding the remains of Merei Dzindzya shrine. While enjoying all these sights, a professional guide will provide some helpful information about foundation and development of South Sakhalin.
- Transport services along the entire route;
- Services of a professional driver and guide;
- Outdoor sightseeing tour including Korsakov observation point greeting the port; monument to the victims of Japanese militarism; the remains of Merei Dzindzya shrine; the remains of the monument to Japanese forces landed on Sakhalin Island in 1905; LNG plant “Prigorodnoye” (no admittance).
Documents to take along: passport / ID, (a copy is acceptable).
Other recommended items: camera, comfortable clothing and shoes for the weather.
Tour Confirmation Within 12 Hours.
No cancellation fees more than 72 hours in advance
Reservation changes can be processed up to 3 days (72 hours) prior to the start of a tour. In case cancellations are carried out more than 72 hours in advance, 100 % of the total cost of a tour is refunded. If reservation is cancelled within 24-72 hours prior to the start of a tour, 50 % of its total cost is refunded. If reservation is cancelled less than 24 hours in advance, no refund is granted.
Payment for a child under 18 is equal to that of an adult.