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Sarushima Island (Monkey Island)

Sarushima, Yokosuka 238-0019, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Awesome History!

I love history, so this was great!!! It only take about an hour to walk. I do wish the history... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dave J
,
Milton, Pennsylvania
An uninhabited island in tokyo bay

¥1300 return boat trip + entry to the island. The nature took over the war era fort. The souvenir... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Midi Y
,
Sydney, Australia
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“bbq equipment” (2 reviews)
“souvenir shop” (2 reviews)
“small beach” (2 reviews)
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Sarushima, Yokosuka 238-0019, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I love history, so this was great!!! It only take about an hour to walk. I do wish the history could also be in English, to get the full detail of each piece, but they did give us an English map. This old Japanese fortress...More

Thank Dave J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

¥1300 return boat trip + entry to the island. The nature took over the war era fort. The souvenir shop opens only Sat, Sun and high seasons, so check before you go. It takes about one hour to walk around but if you are planning...More

Thank Midi Y
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Entrance to the island is buy boat and the pier is next to the Mikasa. There will be a queue for the boat onto the island so I recommend timing your visit or going early. The island is picturesque so don't be surprised to see...More

Thank Hikaru H
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

It was kind of peaceful when we went. The water was cold enough to stay and play for hours! The weather wasn’t too hot nor cold so we enjoyed it a lot!

Thank rare j
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

You can easily explore most of the island in 1 hour, It's not a real hike, a hilly walk maybe.There are no monkeys there, just birds and bugs. Ruins are well kept. Bathroom was marginal. Snacks you can get there are few and far between...More

2  Thank Michelle C
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Reviewed 9 December 2017 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

1  Thank Niameow
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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Derek P
14 August 2016|
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Response from John J | Reviewed this property |
No, unfortunately there is no camping
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CathCPerth
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
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