Ranking of the best places to visit in Vladivostok! Introducing spectacular scenery and European cities that can be visited in 3 days.

Vladivostok has relaxed its visa requirements since August 2017. Until now, to go to Russia, you had to go to the embassy and go through various procedures, but Vladivostok is now easy to get an electronic visa online. And it’s free!

But is there a tourist attraction in Vladivostok? Isn’t it just close to Japan? I’m sure there are people who think that.

That’s why the author, who has actually traveled to Vladivostok, will introduce a ranking of recommended sightseeing spots to visit in three days.

You’ll enjoy walking around the European city and the refreshing atmosphere of the port city!

The accessibility of the sights is listed starting from the Central Square, the center of Vladivostok.

No. 1: “Eagle’s Nest Observatory” overlooking the port city.


The Eagle’s Nest Observatory is the most recommended spot in Vladivostok. It is located at the highest point in Vladivostok and overlooks the beautiful port city.

The sea breeze is very pleasant and the dynamic view is very impressive.

No matter which way you look to the left or right, you will see beautiful scenery.

I recommend including the cute and retro cable car to get to the observatory.

Recommended for people like this

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・People who want to see beautiful scenery
・People who like the atmosphere of a port town

Basic Information on the Eagle’s Nest Observatory

Opening hours: 24 hours
Closed: No holidays
Address: Владивосток, Приморский край, 690091
Access:
・If you do not take the cable car
Take bus No. 16ts (46Yen) from the Tsentr bus stop in the Central Square, get off at the Funicular bus stop, and walk for 5 minutes.

・If you take the cable car
(1) From the Zentrum bus stop in the Central Square, take any bus number 17l, 23l, 31, 39d, 49, 54, 55, 62 or 90 99.
(2) Get off at Dohugutu bus stop (46Yen).
(3) Walk 10 minutes to the foot station of the cable car.
(4) Take the cable car (28Yen)
(5) 5 minute walk from the top station.

No. 2: “Fountain Street” where you can enjoy the European cityscape


Vladivostok is only 2.5 hours away from Japan. The cityscape was definitely European!

Among them, “Fountain Street” in the center of the city had a European cityscape.

Since it is located in the center of the city, there are many cute grocery stores and stylish cafes.

It is also a beautiful street with many fountains that gave it its name. I would like to enjoy walking around the streets of Europe here.

The fountains are only open on holidays.

Recommended for people like this

・People who like beautiful European streets.
・People who like European cafes and general stores.

Basic information about Fountain Street

Opening hours: Depends on each store
Address: Ulitsa Admirala Fokina, 2-10, Vladivostok, Primorskiy kray, Russia 690091
Access: 4-minute walk from Central Square (no bus)

No. 3: Get nostalgic at Vladivostok Station, the first station on the Trans-Siberian Railway


Vladivostok station is the first station of the world’s longest railroad, the Trans-Siberian Railway.

The Trans-Siberian Railway was opened at the end of the 19th century, covering 9,000 kilometers between Vladivostok and Moscow.

Vladivostok Station is a very pretty structure with ancient Russian style architecture.

Even if you don’t take the train, entry to the station is free. It’s fun to see off the Trans-Siberian Railway “Russia” and tour around the station.

There is also an old SL on display on the platform. Retro and cute!

Recommended for the following people

・People who are interested in the Trans-Siberian Railway
・People who like European-style buildings

Basic Information about Vladivostok Station

Opening hours: None
Closed: None
Address: Ulitsa Aleutskaya, 2, Vladivostok, Primorskiy kray, Russia 690007
Access: 9-minute walk from Central Square (no bus)

No. 4: Full of thrilling attractions not found in Japan! “Amusement Park by the Sea”


Carceri, the amusement park on Seaside Avenue, is full of thrilling attractions you won’t find in Japan!

Boats that can be freely maneuvered over the pool, cars that go left and right on their own… even a 30-year-old man would be excited!

The cars that started moving on their own were very powerful as they collided with other cars at a high rate of speed (lol).

I would recommend this to anyone who wants to enjoy a thrilling attraction that would be slightly problematic in Japan.

Recommended for people like this

・People who want to have a thrilling experience.
・People who are interested in foreign amusement parks.

Basic Information about Seaside Avenue Amusement Park

Opening hours: 10:00-20:00 Monday-Friday, 10:00-22:00 Saturday and Sunday.
Closed: Basically, no holidays
Address: Batareynaya Ulitsa, 1, Vladivostok, Primorskiy kray, Russia 690091
Access: 11-minute walk from Central Square (no bus)

No. 5: Vladivostok’s Hottest Area “Behind the Gum”.


With the renovation of the long-established GUM Department Store, new cafes and general stores have opened one after another in the back alleys.

This is one of the hottest areas in Vladivostok and a great place to look for souvenirs.

The brick buildings are cute and a great place to take pictures.

We spent some time visiting souvenir shops, taking a break at a cafe, and eating ice cream.

Ice cream cost $1.40 each, and I felt that prices in Vladivostok were cheaper than in Japan.

Recommended for people like this

・People who like cute cafes and general stores
・People who want to take pictures of brick buildings.
・People who are interested in the latest spots.

Basic information about Gum Ura

Opening hours: Depends on the store
Address: Svetlanskaya St, 31/2, Vladivostok, Primorskiy kray, Russia 690091
Access: 2-minute walk from Central Square (no bus)

No. 6: The exotic Russian Orthodox Church of Pakulovsky


This is the place to go if you want to see Russian architecture in all its glory.

The outside of the church was beautiful, but the inside of the church was also beautiful to behold with its goldwork icons.

It has a different atmosphere from European churches, and you can feel a lot of Russia. It is a famous church in Vladivostok.

Recommended for people like this

・People who want to see Russian architecture
・People interested in the Russian Orthodox Church

Basic Information about Pakulovsky Church

Opening hours: 8:00 – 19:00
Closed: No holidays
Address: Okeanskiy Prospekt, 44, Vladivostok, Primorskiy kray, Russia 690091
Access: From the Tsentral bus stop in the central square, take any of the buses numbered 54a 55 98ts (46Yen), get off at the Pokrovsky Parc bus stop, and walk 1 minute.

No. 7: The beautiful sea is so close and so pleasant! Tokarevsky Lighthouse

The Tokarevsky Lighthouse is a must-visit for anyone who likes the atmosphere of a port city. You can feel Vladivostok’s clean sea up close! .

The white lighthouse was so beautiful against the blue sea and sky. A pleasant place, surrounded by the beautiful sea on either side.

Recommended for people like this

・People who like the atmosphere of a port town
・People who like the sea

Basic Information about Tokarevsky Lighthouse

Address: Владивосток, Приморский край, 690091
Access: From the Seraya Roşaj bus stop, a 4-minute walk from the central square, take one of the buses numbered 59 60 62 81 (46Yen), and get off at the Mayak bus stop. 20-minute walk.

No. 8: The Submarine Museum, a rare sight in Japan


The C56 Submarine Museum is a place where you can see the inside of a submarine, which is hard to find in Japan.

You can actually walk around inside a submarine built by the Soviet Union in 1930-40, and it’s a powerful sight!

You can see the periscope and the torpedo launching platform. It is one of the famous tourist attractions in Vladivostok.

Recommended for people like you

・People who want to visit the main sightseeing spots in Vladivostok.
・People who are interested in ships

Submarine Museum Basic Information

Opening hours: 9:00 – 20:00
Closed: No holidays
Address: Korabel’naya Naberezhnaya, Vladivostok, Primorskiy kray, Russia 690091
Access: 6 min. walk from Central Square
Or take any of the following buses: 17l, 23l, 31, 39d, 49, 54, 55, 62, 90, 99 from the Tsentral bus stop in the Central Square (46Yen), and get off at Lazo Street stop (6 minutes walk).

No. 9: A variety of rare Soviet-made cars! Classic Car Museum


The Classic Car Museum is recommended for car enthusiasts. Most of the exhibits are rare cars made in the Soviet Union.


These are all rare items that cannot be seen in Japan.

There was even a motorcycle on display that was used by the old Japanese Army, the Rikuo!

Recommended for people like this

People who like cars
People who are interested in unusual museums

Basic Information about the Classic Car Museum

Opening hours: 10:00 – 18:00
Closed: Monday
Address: Ulitsa Sakhalinskaya, 2а, Vladivostok, Primorskiy kray, Russia 690025
Access: Take bus No. 31 (0.46 dollar) from the Tsentral bus stop in the Central Square, get off at Sakhalinskaya Street stop, and walk 2 minutes.

Model course for a 3-day tour

The following is a model course to visit the nine sightseeing spots mentioned above in four days and three nights.

Day 1: Arrive at the site and go to Fountain Street

On the day you arrive in Vladivostok, go to Fountain Street, the most fashionable street in Vladivostok.

We recommend spending some time looking at souvenirs and eating the Russian dish “borscht”.

Day 2: Take a cab to efficiently tour areas that cannot be reached by bus

On the second day, we will start our tour from the hottest area in Vladivostok, Gum Ura. You can look for cute souvenirs and visit fashionable cafes.

After leaving GUM-Ura, take a cab to the sightseeing spots.

Getting around Vladivostok is basically by bus or cab. I recommend taking a cab from the city center to areas that are not served by buses.

It is about $3 for a 20 minute ride, so you can easily take a cab.

The following spots are good to go around by cab.

・Eagle’s Nest Observatory
・Pakulovsky Church
・Seaside Park Amusement Park
・Tokarevsky Lighthouse

By the way, I used the app “MAXIM” for cabs. You know the price beforehand, so no worries there!

Day 3: Bus from the center to the museum and Vladivostok station

On the third day, we will take a bus from the center of the city. The following spots are all accessible by bus.

・Submarine Museum
・Classic Car Museum
・Vladivostok Railway Station

If you follow this schedule, you can fully enjoy Vladivostok even in 4 days and 3 nights.

▼ Click here for a travelogue of my visit to Vladivostok.

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Vladivostok’s three main attractions

So far, I’ve introduced some of the tourist attractions in Vladivostok. Finally, I’ve summarized what I found attractive about Vladivostok when I actually traveled there.

Attraction 1: Europe is only 2.5 hours away from Japan

It is often said that Vladivostok is in Europe, only two and a half hours away from Japan. The cityscape was actually a beautiful European cityscape.

If you want to go to France or Italy, it will cost more than twice as much and take twice as long. I thought that Vladivostok was perfect for people who want to enjoy Europe casually.

Attraction 2: Enjoying Russian culture in a casual way

Vladivostok is a port city, but there were plenty of Russian elements such as food, souvenirs, and sightseeing.

We ate borscht, bought matryoshkas as souvenirs, and visited a Russian Orthodox church.

If you try to go to Moscow or other parts of Russia, the visa is still tricky and not easy to get.

In this respect, Vladivostok is attractive because you can easily get a visa online for free. Recommended for people who want to go and experience Russian culture.

Attraction 3: Even in Europe, prices are cheaper than in Japan


In Europe, prices are usually 1.5 to 2 times higher than in Japan.

If you go to France or the Netherlands, you can spend as much as $30 for lunch…

However, the prices in Vladivostok were a little cheaper than in Japan.

Prices in Vladivostok

・Bus: $0.46
・Iced coffee at a cafe: $2
・Ice cream $1.4

If prices are high, you may not be able to enjoy your trip to the fullest because you are worried about the cost, but you don’t have to worry about that in Vladivostok.

Recommended for people who want to go to Europe without worrying about money.

How to book a trip to Vladivostok at a discount

For tours, HIS is by far the cheapest

Vladivostok is still a city with few tours offered by major travel agencies. I compared various travel agencies and found that HIS was by far the cheapest.

There was a 3-day tour starting at around $700 with airfare, hotel, and meals.

It’s a full carrier ticket, so I think it’s a pretty good deal. →Look at Vladivostok travel at HIS.

Have a nice trip!

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