Ride the rails to the end of the line to a place that feels like a Japanese island invaded by Russians. For the Russians indeed are coming...to buy cars. Twice a week, thousands of cars are ferried across the sea of Japan over to Vladivostok from this sleepy port city to sate the growing eastern Russian demand. Ride upstairs in high class or book below but don't expect to take a dip in the ferry's pool, as it will be filled to the brim with used cars. Not only the pool, but seemingly every available inch is used for cars, giving you the sensation of crossing the seas on a floating parking garage. 2 days later, stuffed to the brim with the included onboard meals and with an inevitable vodka hangover, you disembark in Vladivostok ready for the Trans-Siberian.
Also published on the Trazzler site