Entering Japan via Vanino (Russia) and Sakhalin
just heard that it could be possible to enter Japan (Hokkaido) by taking a ferry from Vanino (Russia) to Sakhalin and from there to Hokkaido.
Did anybody do that? Is it possible for foreigners? I guess there could be problems, because Japan and Russia are argueing about the Sakhalin islands, aren't they?
Further, when entering Russia, I wrote "Vladivostok" on my migration card. Could that lead to problems at the border post on Sakhalin?