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Museum is Very Interesting

The museum is housed in a traditional Japanese architecture styled building. The surrounding... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Halifax, Canada
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Interesting Museum

I went here on a tour, our Russian guide was very informative and explained all the exhibits as... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Tatyana T
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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Kommunisticheskiy Ave., 29, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin 693000, Russia
+7 424 272-75-55
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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

The museum is housed in a traditional Japanese architecture styled building. The surrounding grounds have a fountain and terrific walking path. Inside are displays related to wildlife, geology and island history. There is a nominal entry fee and there is opportunity to buy a few...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dgdimat
Reviewed 29 July 2018

I went here on a tour, our Russian guide was very informative and explained all the exhibits as they were all in Russian with no English translations. The museum had a large section of items from the first inhabitants of the island but unfortunately there...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tatyana T
Reviewed 25 January 2018

The regional museum is the best in Yuhzno. It is located on Kommunisticheskiy Avenue in the center of the city and it's many attractions. The museum was the administration building of the Japanese prior to the Soviets recapturing the island in 1945. It is a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

If you enjoy taxidermy you will see several exhibits of local wildlife including bears, wolves and bird life. For those interest in the ancient inhabitants of the area there are wonderful displays of costume and equipment. The early modern period is covered with a tribute...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Wanderering1
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Exploring the Museum of Local Lore gives us a better perspective and understanding of the history of Sakhalin and its connection to Japan. The museum building is a beautiful Japanese architecture and houses some displays of the local history. The Japanese garden outdoors is very...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank ymt888
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

House in a former Japanese administration building this museum displays both ethnographic and natural exhibits of Sakhalin Island, and history of the island. Interesting to those with a particular focus on recent Japanese history and peoples of the Sakhalin.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank SergeiMingaliev
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The museum is located in a historic Japanese building. It isn't very big, just several halls on 2 floors. A good start if you want to know where you are - one hall is about animals, the rest are dedicated to history.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank daltukhov
Reviewed 26 May 2017

I loved to visit this place.. Nice local to take beautiful photos.. The Japanese garden and museum is very nice.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank PaulaAmaral2014
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I found - it's very interesting place. Very professional guides. Rich ethnographic exposition. A lot of things to think regarding Rus-Jap relations. It's more complicate I've seen before...

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank H9059PC_
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

The history of the island and Traditions of local habitants are widely illustrated throughout museum pieces. The building itself has been built many years ago and keep a spirit of Japanese occupants presence out of the past. The garden is fulfilled with Japanese heritage and...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Timmy_Drillman
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