7 days
Difficulty level:
Number of people in group:
from 4 people
What to take with you:
Comfortable clothes and hiking boots for climbing, windproof suit, camera

In the world of tourism Sakhalin region is quite famous. This is the only region in Russia, that is completely located on islands. This is the region where the penal colony existed in XIX-XX centuries. In XX century Sakhalin was divided between Russia and Japan, and during Japanese governorship a lot of Koreans were brought here as a workforce. After the end of World War II many Koreans and Japanese remained on Sakhalin.

All these events took its toll on gastronomy image of Sakhalin. Japanese and Korean cuisines are widely spread on Sakhalin no less than the traditional Russian one.

Sakhalin and Kuril Islands are rich with a wide variety of sea food and delicacies. Crab, oysters, scallops, sea urchins, red caviar, etc., this is a long list to describe. The history of cooking and eating fish appeared on Sakhalin few centuries ago. Even during the time, when Sakhalin was inhabited by indigenous people – such as Nivhs, Ainu, Evenks, Nanaians – fish was the main source of catching and living.

You have a unique opportunity to get a true gastronomy delight, while learning more about our unusual region. Historical, cultural and natural attractions intertwine with gastronomy adventure. You will not only taste oysters, freshly cooked shrimps, sea urchin, mussels, different kinds of crab and fish and fresh red caviar, but also take part in master classes, learn the secrets of cooking traditional dishes of Korean and Japanese cuisines. 

Japanese cuisine

You must have heard quite a lot about sushi, rolls, miso soup and ramen. But have you ever had an opportunity to cook rolls and sashimi with fresh seafood? During this tour, you will have a chance to make your favorite rolls and sushi with your own hands.

Korean cuisine

Korean cuisine is the first cuisine you will get acquainted with during your journey. Every one of us wants something spicy from time to time. And in this case Korean cuisine is at your service. You will have a great chance to make one of the most famous Korean dishes - Hemultan soup (seafood soup). Also you will learn recipe of another popular dish – “Chapche”.

Salmon dishes

What are you thinking about when you hear about Sakhalin? We are sure that the first words that come to your mind are fish and caviar. We would share the best recipe of fish soup, cooked at the open fire, smoke the fish according to old techniques and, of course, make a fresh caviar that you would cook under the supervision of our chief.

Giant oysters at Busse lake

Have you ever heard about our oysters? And have you ever been at the lake, which shallow waters are full of oysters? You are going to be very surprised by what you see. Oysters, scallop, whelk, mussels. Our chief would show you the ways of cooking them. Many people are surprised when we say that all of this could be cooked, since they are used to eat them raw, but we would show you the best recipes of these amazing delicacies.

Fishing at Okhotsk sea

It is time to go fishing, since we are on Sakhalin and are surrounded by sea. The motor boat awaits to take us to Okhotsk sea, when you can try your luck at fishing perch, codfish, greenling and salmon. After fishing, at the seaside the chief will glad to cook what you have caught. And apart from the fish you would be able to catch, you would have chance to taste the main symbol of Sakhalin cuisine at your table - crab. 

On request

The price will include:

  • Accommodation at hotel in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
  • Transfers according to tour itinerary
  • Excursions according to tour itinerary
  • Master classes according to tour itinerary
  • Nutrition according to tour itinerary
  • Insurance during the tour period

Additional payments:

  • Flight tickets to/from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
  • If it's necessary, single accommodation in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
  • Nutrition, not included in tour itinerary

26 June - 02 July 2021;

26 July - 01 August 2021

Tour Program

Day 1

Arrival at Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Meeting at the airport. Transfer to the hotel

14:00 Check-in, free time

15:00 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Sightseeing excursion

Master class of Korean cuisine. Dinner from cooked dishes.

20:00 Return to hotel

Day 2


09:00 Departure to fishing place

10:30 Get on boat. Go for fishing

14:00 Return to the shore. Lunch from caught fish

15:30 Departure to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

17:00 Arrival at hotel

Day 3


09:00 Departure to Kholmsk

11:00 Arrival at parking space. Excursion to Chertov (Devil’s) and Ved’min (Witch’s) bridges. Quick meal

15:30 Return to bus. Departure to leisure base «Bambuchky»

Master class of Japanese cuisine. Dinner from cooked dishes.

19:00 Departure to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

20:30 Return to hotel

Day 4


09:00 Departure to Busse Lake

Arrival at Busse lake, shell-fish gathering

12:30 Lunch: shell-fish tasting

15:00 Departure to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

16:30 Arrival at hotel

Day 5


09:00 Excursion to Tikhaya (Quiet) bay

On the way to the bay, you will have a chance to collect amber and see the lonely standing Torii gates, which stood at the basis of the road, leading to Higashi Shiraura Jinja, at Okhotsk seaside.

12:30 Arrival at Tikhaya (Quiet) bay. Excursion.

Lunch with seafood

15:30 Departure to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

18:00 Arrival at hotel

Day 6


09:00 Departure to Lyagushka (Frog) butte

09:45 Arrival at parking space.

Climbing to Lyagushka (Frog) butte. Sightseeing

11:20 Descent

12:10 Departure to fish market. Free time

Return to hotel by yourself

Day 7


Check out

Transfer to airport