Lyagushka (Frog) Rock

  • Days:
    1
  • Departure:
    Not specified
  • Return:
    Not specified
  • Location:
    Vestochka village
  • Min. age:
    7
  • Max. people:
    Not limited

Tour information

Due to its geographical location, for several centuries Sakhalin had been the ground of political controversy between Russia and Japan and was in many ways influenced by a unique culture of Japan. Through the Treaty of Portsmouth, the portion of the island south of 50°N became a colony of Japan in 1905. From April 1, 1907 through 1945 the southern Sakhalin had a name of Karafuto Prefecture. Today, there are around 80 cultural sites remaining after the Karafuto reign on Sakhalin (these do not include dwelling houses which are still in use, and some industrial sites like mines, bridges etc.). These sites are quite rare and interesting. The regional history museum (which used to be a Karafuto administration building in past) is one the most popular landmark in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk which attracts lots of tourists and local residents. It’s a unique building built in the traditional style of “imperial crown”. The Regional Arts Museum is located in a former Hokkaido Takushoku Ginko Bank; the viewpoint Gorny Vozdukh (mountain air) used to be a ski resort on Asahigaoka mountain; Gagarin Park in the past had a name of Oji Seishi – Prince’s lake, the Japanese memorial plate, pine trees. Kummunistichesky Prospekt – a former Jinja Doori Street. During our tour around Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk you will have a chance to see how the Russian and Japanese cultures are closely tied in the history of this place and people’s lives. We will tell you a story that will plunge you in the unique and fascinating atmosphere of Japanese culture.

  • Clothing

    Comfortable shoes and clothes

  • Bring with you

    Lunchbox Drinking water

  • Included

    Transport Guide services

  • Not included

    Food

Tour route

2 hours