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On a good day, Kunashiri is just over there

Driving up to the observatory requires skill on winding roads, but it is worth the effort... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2017
James V
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Sore legs, great view

I walked up here and it was rather humid that day. The advice to use the car is probably wise! I... read more

Reviewed November 15, 2016
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Jul 9, 2017
“On a good day, Kunashiri is just over there”
Nov 15, 2016
“Sore legs, great view”
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Reviewed July 9, 2017

Driving up to the observatory requires skill on winding roads, but it is worth the effort. Kunashiri, now a Russian occupied island, is "just over there." The overview of the Rausu port and the disputed islands is magnificent. On a windy day, you can stay...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed November 15, 2016

I walked up here and it was rather humid that day. The advice to use the car is probably wise! I love these wee Japanese exhibition spaces. Lots of local info. There's a great view. Even free wifi. A welcome water cooler and clean toilets...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed August 6, 2016

You probably have to have a car to get up to this viewpoint in the village of Rausu as the route is quite long and steep. If you walk, it will probably take about one hour, but by car it's only about ten minutes. Weather...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

If you visit Rausu, this place is a must, simply because it is close to the town, it's free and the view is stunning. It is up the hill so you get a great view of Rausu, the port with lots of shipbuilding activities, the...More

Date of experience: June 2013
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