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Sarushima Island (Monkey Island)

Sarushima, Yokosuka 238-0019, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 46-825-7144
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Surreal experience in Japan

I found about this island from Trip advisor. My husband is interested in history of wars, so I had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Nice Afternoon Trip

There really is not much on the island. Trails cover the island with some WWII ruins. A small beach... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2017
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
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“day trip” (5 reviews)
“monkey island” (6 reviews)
“small beach” (2 reviews)
Sarushima, Yokosuka 238-0019, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 46-825-7144
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found about this island from Trip advisor. My husband is interested in history of wars, so I had to take him there. It is a small island, so for a casual visit, one hour would be good enough, but if you would like to...More

Thank Niameow
Reviewed 10 June 2017

There really is not much on the island. Trails cover the island with some WWII ruins. A small beach on one side. Lots of sea glass to pick up!

Thank TravelNutKase
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Could have spent all day there. We only went for an hour, which was enough time to see the island and eat with my kids. My kids mostly just wanted to play in the sand. Good food and drinks and free use of walking sticks,...More

Thank Anna B
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We organized a BBQ on the island during summer, we were around 30 people we weren't allowed to take BBQ equipment with us, we had to rent it all from the island, 2000 for the grill, 1000 for 3KG of coal, etc. place was very...More

1  Thank amrfathy_egy
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I wasn't sure what to expect but we had a blast exploring the Island. As retired military, especially the artillery community, I enjoyed seeing where the historic gun mounts and magazines were located. This is a great experience for history buffs or for anyone who...More

Thank John J
Reviewed 31 May 2016

The ferry ridge over is amazing. You can expect to see U.S. Navy and Japanese MSDF ships on the ferry over to the island. From time to time you see sailboats and I've even seen a paddle boarder. One out on the island it has...More

Thank Nathan H
Reviewed 1 May 2016

The ferry pier is at Mikasa Park, a 15-minute walk from Keikyu Line's Yokosuka-Chūō Station. Make sure you buy tickets first at a little white trailer behind the souvenir shop. Starting April 1st this year, you must also pay 200 yen on top of the...More

1  Thank redeyeblues
Reviewed 25 April 2016

A short ferry ride to a lovely little island. There were several areas to explore and it was nice to get away from the city. The beach was too crowded to be fun, but the walk and the woods were worth it. The ferry ride...More

Thank guizala
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Living in Yokosuka has much to offer and one little gem is as easy as taking a short ferry ride to Monkey Island. ¥1000 for a round trip ticket and you can bring a cooler of picnic items to enjoy on the beach there. The...More

2  Thank charlotteM776
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

It took us about an hour to walk through the heavily wooded remains of a fortress on Monkey island. It was a pleasant but hot and sweaty walk- the woods provided surprisingly little relief from the August heat. But then again, in Japan in August...More

Thank Jeanine W
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Andy B
28 October 2016|
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Response from John J | Reviewed this property |
I do not know, you may be able to contact the visitors center.
Derek P
14 August 2016|
Response from John J | Reviewed this property |
No, unfortunately there is no camping
20 April 2016|
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Response from charlotteM776 | Reviewed this property |
To catch the boat, you'll walk out of Womble Gate, turn left & walk towards Mikasa Park where the Japanese ship is located. To the right of the park located at the very end of the street, you'll see a ticket booth for ferry... More