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A must for the outsider!

This museum is a on the best way to become a gem in the Eastern Siberian cultural landscape. The... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
Bochum, Germany
Genuinely interesting museum in a century-old Japanese building

Most interesting is the building itself, built in 1905 by the Japanese government immediately after... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2018
Kyoto, Japan
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30 Sep 2018
“A must for the outsider!”
23 Aug 2018
“Genuinely interesting museum in a century-old Japanese building”
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

This museum is a on the best way to become a gem in the Eastern Siberian cultural landscape. The exhibition is very informative (at least the lower floors with geology/geography and flora/fauna), with modern, partly English labelled, displays. The upper levels (history of Sakhalin exploration...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Drompf
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Most interesting is the building itself, built in 1905 by the Japanese government immediately after the Russo-Japanese War in which Japan won this island. it's one of the few remaining traces of Japan's 40-year control of the island, and is well preserved and set in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank petermax9
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

In a building built during the Japanese occupation the building is one of very few that wasn’t destroyed when Russia took back the city. Japanese architecture in a small garden. Very little is in English but we had a guide. The museum covers the natural...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lonestarbc
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Quite a well laid out museum but our visit there was too long. Our visit was twice as long as it should have been and the original time would have been better. I lost interest half way through and went outside to sit in the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ann C
Reviewed April 20, 2016

When visiting some place we usually wish to learn about the people, nature, traditions, cuisine and other things of the particular place/region. This museum gives an overall view on all that. The selection of items exhibited is wonderful. You can see the dresses of locals,...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed December 17, 2015

I really enjoyed this museum. When you visit in summer you can walk through the garden surrounding it. The building itself is beautiful and inside you can explore the animals that live on the island as well as some of the history.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Nienke M
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