Sakhalin Island FDS1
This tour includes the most interesting places and fantastic nature of the Sakhalin island and its history. You will visit places connected with Anton Chekhov’s stay on Sakhalin and also places connected with Japanese period.
Sakhalin Island is a place with very rich and interesting history and picturesque nature. In the 19th century Sakhalin Island was the place of exile for prisoners sentenced to “katorga” (penal colony for hard labor) like Australia in British Empire. In 1890 great Russian writer Anton Chekhov spent three months at the Sakhalin Island interviewing thousands of convicts and settlers for a census. Some later Anton Chekhov wrote a publicist book “Sakhalin Island”. The Island located between Japan and Russia was the object of colonization, development and struggle between these great nations during long period. After defeat of Russia in Russian-Japanese War (1904-1905) through the Treaty of Portsmuth (New Hampshire, USA) the Southern part of Sakhalin Island was joined to Japan. In 1907-1945 (till the defeat of Japan in The World War II) Japanese Karafuto Prefecture existed there. You still can see a lot of Japanese administrative and business buildings, Shinto churches kept in Sakhalin. Nature of Island is also very interesting. There are a lot of fantastic places on the Sakhalin: The Tikhaya (Peaceful) Cove at the Terpeniya Bay of the Sea of Okhotsk, The Frog Mountain (farewell rock used by ancient Ainu people as a temple of the wisdom and the place of traditional rituals).
|Dates||any from May to October|
|Tour capacity, pax||1||2-3||4-5||6-7||8-9|
All the costs are valid at the date of publication and are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking.