Yuzhno-KurilskRussian: Ю́жно-кури́льск, YOOZH-nuh koo-REELSK; Japanese: 古釜布, foo-roo-kah-mah-poo) population: 7 800, is the main town of the Kuril islands, in Sakhalin Oblast, Russia. It is on the mouth of the Sevebryanka river at the Yuzhno-Kurilsky cape, on Kunashir island - or 'Black Island' in the indigenous Ainu language. There is little to see in this city, which was severely damaged by a Tsunami in 1994. But the surrounding area, hosts one of the worlds most unique natural environments - complete with free roaming bears and wild horses.
By planeSAT airlines operates flights from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk 3 times per week, out of Mendeleyevo Airport, located 20 kilometers outside Yuzhno-Kurilsk.
By boatOnce or twice every month in summer, there is a ferry service connecting to Korsakov on Sakhalin Island.
Hotel Builderphone: +7 42455 2-16-06address: 3A Ilyichev street
Hotel Deltaphone: +7 42455 2-17-94address: 5 Gnechka street
Kuril-Japan Centerphone: +7 42455 2-11-99address: 2A Sadovij avenue