Museum of Local Lore, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

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Learn about the natural world and the different cultures that shaped the history of Sakhalin Island at Museum of Local Lore. The museum's highly diversified collection of artifacts covers everything from the island's flora and fauna and the archeological findings belonging to its indigenous inhabitants, to Imperial times, the Soviet period, and modern day. The historic Japanese manor, inside of which the museum is located, is testament to the times when Sakhalin was a disputed territory between the two powers. Guided tours of the museum are available in Russian and other languages at an additional cost. The park that surrounds the museum building features picturesque gardens, and even if you're not visiting the museum you are free to stroll through it without paying the admission fee. Use our Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk travel itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Museum of Local Lore and other attractions in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
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Where to stay in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

While the selection of accommodations may be somewhat limited in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, the city's hotels and guesthouses are known for providing excellent service and plenty of amenities. This is especially true for the high-end hotels, many of which offer gyms, spas, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools. The smaller pensions, by contrast, give you a more intimate sense of local hospitality. The city doesn't have too many hostels, so if you're traveling on a tighter budget, be sure to make reservations ahead of time.
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  • 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 dedic...  more »
  • I loved to visit this place.. Nice local to take beautiful photos.. The Japanese garden and museum is very nice.  more »
  • 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...  more »