The most peaceful bay on the southeastern coast of Shikotan is the TserkovnayaChurch Bay. On both edges sides of the bay there are two islands – Aivazovsky and the Ninth Shaft. Tserkovnaya. This place Bay is interesting for its history and nearby objects: a larch forest, the site of a former Japanese settlement, the Notoro and Tomari mountains (two ancient extinct volcanoes). In this bay there is a house built by the inspectors of the reserve.