Tikhaya Bay & Icefalls
The Torii Gate marked the sacred grounds of the Higashi Shiraura Inari Jinja Shinto Shrine, which was opened in 1914. The Torii (or the archway to the Shinto Shrine) bears the inscription "In honor of the 2600th anniversary of the founding of Great Japan" — this mythological date was widely celebrated in 1940. The top platform offers a great view of the village, the sea, and the hills.
Tikhaya Bay is a unique natural area, located in the Makarovsky district, 130 km from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. The bay is located in the Terpeniya (Patience) Gulf, on the eastern coast of Sakhalin. The bay was named “Tikhaya” (meaning “quiet”) by the first Russian navigator Ivan Kruzenshtern. The view to the bay is obstructed by the Zhdanko Ridge if seen from the road.
Icefalls are a place of unique beauty. The first frozen waterfall lies within about 40 minutes’ distance. The views of Tikhaya Bay in winter are really amazing and inspiring.
6 000 ₽ / person
Photo and video shooting — 5 000 ₽
Description of the tour
This Auto Tour is intended for the whole day. Tour participants gather at 7:00 am at Ploshchad' Pobedy, in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
You must take with you the following: comfortable and warm shoes, warm clothes, a hat, mittens.
On the way to Tikhaya Bay, we stop near the Torii Gate (for 30 minutes). Thereafter we stop at Tikhaya Bay (for 1 hour) and take a hike to icefalls (frozen waterfalls). The return time is about 6 pm.