Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

After Russia lost to Japan in Russia-Japan war part of Sakhalin island belong to Japan for forty years. They built things and Japan called it Karafuto Prefecture. Abandoned Karafuto Prefecture:

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Takaradai spiral line or “Devils bridge” is railroad bridge built by Japan, worked till 1994.

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

It forms a loop when road crosses itself.

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Sakhalin railroads have width of 1061 mm and not 1520 like in rest of Russia, this is Japan standard.

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Japan built 84 km railroad with use of Korean prison labor.

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

From 84 km now 25 still in use

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Takinosawa station in 1920s.

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

And nowadays. Was closed in 1994 too.

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Japan left trains too. This is Japan trophy train in 1960s at Sakhalin, USSR

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Some Japan diesel trains still work in Sakhalin.

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Abandoned tunnel.

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Tunnel near Kuznetsov cape. Not known how Japan call it.

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Japan bunker.

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

“Witches bridge” in condition worse than “Devil’s bridge”

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Ruins of pulp factory in Chekhov village

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Another pulp factory remain in Uglegorsk town.

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Paper factory in Tomari town.

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

One more paper factory in Kholmsk.

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Lighthouse on “Svobodny” cape

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Might be most beautiful lighthouse of that era – on Aniva cape.

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

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6 thoughts on “Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]”

  1. Why does it say “caution radioactivity” on the Aniva lighthouse? (Third to last image.) Is it just graffiti from someone who wrote that to scare people away or to mess with people?

    If there really is high radioactivity there, then from what source? I would understand that a lighthouse maybe could have been nuclear-powered if this was a Soviet building, but this tower, I gather, was built by the Japanese. Curiouser and curiouser.

    • It’s not graffiti, it comes from the radioisotope thermoelectric generator (aka RITEG) used to power the lighthouse in Soviet times. I recall, that exactly in this lighthouse something happened to the RITEG shielding and contamination occurred.

      • Hm, the people in the picture seem pretty unconcerned. Was a site clean-up performed at the lighthouse? Or do these visitors simply not read Russian? 😮

        • Yes, it was cleaned up and RITEG removed. I read an article that listed up the sites on the clean up program (with this lighthouse mentioned)

  2. yes along the USSR were many lighthouse powered by sort of mini nuclear reactor, most of them been removed but i guess there r still few more, of coures out of services

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