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Due to the risk of earthquakes, buildings are generally low-rise.
The main industries – oil, coal and forestry – are located outside the city itself.
While you can find tours of historical remains from Japanese occupation and landmarks visited by famous Japanese author Kenji Miyazawa, you’ll need quite a bit of cash and patience to get there in the first place.
Draft beer at restaurants comes in gigantic glasses 6. Cars are so dirty that I wondered if perhaps Russia doesn’t have a culture of washing cars. No Japanese names for geographic locations remain 14. When getting off the bus, you just hand money directly to the driver 16. Other Japanese tourists who visit Sakhalin comment: “I could never live in Sakhalin. There’s a plane that takes you to the disputed Kuril Islands, but you need to make a reservation in advance 26. There’s a chronic lack of fast food restaurants 29. The bus from the port to customs is definitely Japanese 39. There are two old Hokkaido Takushoku Banks on the island 41. Police men show butt crack on duty Photos: Rocket News24 10. Apartment complexes look unchanged from the Soviet Era 30.
The sushi at the “Japanese restaurant” in my hotel was horrible and was probably made by a Russian part-time worker 7. Even better than Hokkaido, where most Japanese kombu is cultivated. Opening a car wash in Sakhalin may be a profitable venture. Not many landmarks remain from the Japanese occupation 17. There are Japanese shinto shrines still on the island, but they’re completely trashed 27. Apartment complexes look unchanged from the Soviet Era 30. Many of the cars on the street are used cars from Japan 31. The capital city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk is littered with small concession stands 33. Many Russians walk their dogs without using a leash 35.
While the city in general looks quite rough, it does have some beautiful buildings from the Japanese period, as well as some state-of-the-art buildings.
The city was founded in 1882 under the name of Vladimirovka and originally populated by liberated convicts, but was transferred to Japanese control after the end of the Russo-Japanese war.