Actually, just found the news dated July 4, 2016 (Russian). The article states that SASCO had signed an agreement to resume the Ferry service from Sakhalin to Hokkaido using "Пингвин-33" as a ship. Original Source on ria news (Russian)


May 31 2018 I got a e-mail message from Wakkanai municipality that during the summer of 2018 the ferry connection between Korsakov (Sakhalin, Russia) and Wakkanai (Hokkaido, Japan) will NOT operate.


Doing the sites on Kamchatka or Sakhalin on your own is possible but but personally I would not recommend it without good knowledge of the language and lots and lots of time. To get to Sakhalin you could take a ferry from Vanino problem is you have to get to that port first. The same company provides cargo service from Vladivostok to Petropavlovsk-...

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