Sarushima Island (Monkey Island), Yokosuka

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Explore brick-lined tunnels, magazines, and ruins of a navy battery at Sarushima Island (Monkey Island), the only natural island in Tokyo Bay. You can take a hike in the island’s tranquil woods surrounded by sea, but unfortunately you wont' see any monkeys on the island. Reach the island by taking a 10-minute ferry ride, during which you can spot some warships and enjoy great views of Yokosuka and Yokohama. You can rent a barbecue set and cook on a small beach, but you'll need to bring your own food or fish for it yourself. Make sure you bring drinking water with you. To visit Sarushima Island (Monkey Island) on your holiday in Yokosuka, and find out what else Yokosuka has to offer, use our Yokosuka journey planning tool .
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  • 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...  more »
  • Tokyo Bay is densely covered with trees only uninhabited island, Monkey Island. For laypeople had been banned as a naval fortress during World War II is still natural. You really still have remnants, brick fortress of former military facilities, long ago slipped. Area is about 4 times the Grand Yokohama Stadium and said that it actually feels smaller. Beach you can swim and a barbecue on the side of the dock, spread a rocky beach, which is the other side of the island, was fine, clear sea water clean. Let the children wave staff safe. Ever, ever, again, is this all clear-and tell Island while also gone is Yokosuka.
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  • So we recommend going in the summer green colors, but anyway there mosquito insect repellent required! Action backdrop of nature, such as barbecue and Mont St Michel on the beach.
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  • Amazing bbq time with family and colleagues. Book online the whole bbq set, chair etc. Buy your meat at Hanamasa and party out here. Wander around the island to explore the remains of World War 2.
  • Nice little walk on this deserted island. Remains from different ages seemed to have piled up on that rock which is not surprising considering the strategic position of the island overseeing the entrance of Tokyo Bay. Walking around the island doesn't take more than an hour. It is a nice place for lunch (barbecue pits and cut woods seemed to be provided in the beach). Beware the kites though! They are true snipers of the sky and will dive to snatch food right of your hands. We were lucky and didn't get hurt but I can easily see how it could happen. The ride + access to the island costs 1500¥ per adults.
  • for the historical structures
  • Monkey Island is the largest Bay on a deserted island to Monkey Island, Yokosuka, located nature. There are ships from Mikasa Pier. In about 10 minutes or so from Mikasa Pier arrived on the island. Island year 150000 people so come tourists. Remain army with old guns and ammunition. Monkey Island modern military heritage for the first time designated national historic site, Saitama. It is a Monkey Island fortress. Brick tunnels in the early Meiji period, harmony with nature, or imagine a Laputa instagram, etc. and usually it has become popular in a different location.
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  • Good tempo footpath to go around the spot in 1 hour. So if you walk around the island swimming and BBQ purposes is another Green insect measures firmly.
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