Atlasova Island is the northernmost island and also the highest volcano of the Kuril Islands, in Russia. The island is a volcanic cone of Alaid volcano, which rises 2,339 meters above sea level. Atlasova is named after Vladimir Atlasov, a 17th-century Russian explorer who incorporated the nearby Kamchatka Peninsula into Russia.
Chirpoy Island is one of two uninhabited volcanic islands, collectively known as Chyornie Bratya. These islands are located between Simushir and Urup, in the Kuril Islands chain in the Sea of Okhotsk, in the northwest Pacific Ocean. The two islands are surrounded by a number of small islets and offshore rocks.
The island of Iona is located 250 kilometers to the north of Sakhalin, a height of about 300m. The terrain of the island includes steep rocks in the Sea of Okhotsk. The island is uninhabited and there is only an automatic meteorological station and an empty house, it is unknown who built it. People come there once a year to change the batteries at the station. Iona Island with the adjacent area is a monument of the nature of regional significance area.
If someone loves whale watching, Piltun Lagoon is the ideal destination to visit. This foggy place in Okhotsk Sea is perfect for the visitors to observe these cute animals while playing or reproducing. Also, some seals will make their appearence and turn the visit here, into an very interesting experience.
Korsakov is a city in Russia. The town features a museum with an exhibit describing the local frontier history, and the Japanese possession of the city . Local market on the Sovetskaya Street offers great strawberries in the summer, and nicely prepared Korean delicacies. Foreign tourists are now able to visit the town without visa for 72 hours.
Otaru is a small port city in Japan. It had been always a major trade and fishing port. Its beautiful preserved canal area and interesting herring mansions make Otaru a popular destination. Otaru also has the City Museum about its history, The Otaru Snow Light Path (a festival with small illuminated snow statues).
Okhotsk is a beautiful seaport in Okhota River, in Russia. It has a historical importance as it was the first Russian settlement on the Pacific Coast. Also, this place is famous for its vital role for the economy of the area. It is a fishing and fur trading port and a significant military base.
Shumshu is the next to northernmost island of the Kuril Islands chain in the Sea of Okhotsk in the northwest Pacific Ocean. The name of the island is derived from the Ainu language meaning “good island”. The low-lying lakes and marshlands of Shumshu on the Kuril Islands of Russia make this place an excellent habitat for sea otters. Visitors have the opportunity to observe the lovable creatures feeding on kelp just offshore. You can also have a walk till the abandoned Japanese monuments from World War II and pass by fragments of Japanese, American and Russian airplanes from the same era.
Tyuleniy Island is a small island in the Sea of Okhotsk, just east of Russia's Sakhalin island, Northeast Asia. It is a nature reserve which is known for its colony of thousands and thousands of seals as well as sea lions that are also found here by thousands.
Yankicha Island is a scenic volcanic island part of the Kuril Islands. The views, here, are just spectacular and the wildlife wonderful. Sea otters, arctic foxes and beautiful birds will be seen, certainly. The hiking to the the lagoon with the hydrothermal field will be a unique experience. The hot springs are amazing!
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