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Sarushima Island (Monkey Island)

Sarushima, Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture 238-0019, Japan
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Ranked #2 of 43 Attractions in Yokosuka
Type: Beaches, Marinas, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, Marinas, Bodies of Water, Outdoors

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Yokosuka, Japan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I visited with my husband for sightseeing, great view of sea and nice breeze, good size of island to walk around. I saw that people were having BBQ, fishing, swimming, beach is not too big, looks good for fam with kids. Also, whole island is about historical place, you can see so many old Japanese military's facilities. So quiet, nice... More 

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Japan
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19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

very island, but no monkeys. beach is crowded with BBQ and food. falcons all over the place, you need to be careful of falcons, they could be annoying and might hurts you. my friend end up with 5 stitches on the eyebrows. you can walk the island, its an amazing place.

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Yokosuka
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I decided to go around lunch time and arrived at the dock at 1100. All trips to the island leave at the bottom of the hour (1030, 1130, 1230, etc.) and come back at quarter til the top of the hour (1045, 1145, 1245, etc.). They have seperate hours depending on what time of the year you go. The island... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Decided to jump on the ferry to Monkey Island on a whim. Turned out to be an interesting place to visit. It is mostly a military fort with a few paths down to the water. The paths are relatively step but well maintained. There is also a beach and a small museum.

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Spokane, Washington
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This can be tricky to find. But if you find the Yokouska Port Market, you can buy your ticket. The cost is ¥1,300 for adult, ¥650 for elementary students. Unfortunately, the BBQ facilites and resturant were under renovation during my visit. They seem to be getting things finished (Board Deck, rental shop and Oceans Kitchen) by the peak of summer... More 

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San Diego, California
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I enjoyed Sarushima Island, however the day I went it was packed. There were hardly any places to sit on the beach, but overall the trails are nice and sitting on the deck with the ocean breeze hitting you is something to remember.

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Yokosuka, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We went during a US holiday so that there would be fewer people out there. We packed a lunch and hiked around and ate our lunch our there. It was very peacefully. Looking back, we should have done our hiking, then BBQ on the beach there to relax. It is worth the $12 ferry ride out there.

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Yokosuka, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

The fun begins with the ferry ride. Very crowded during the summer but that's just part of the experience. The beach is where the barbequeing happens. It can get very hot, so bring your umbrellas/canopies. Take a hike up the mountain to discover the forts, mysterious paths, lush greenery, and view of Yokohama.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

This is a nice place to visit on a hot day. With the beach, the canopy trees on the hills, and the tourist center, there are ways of keeping cool. There is a boat ride to the island that takes all of 10 minutes and you get a nice view of Yokosuka from the bay. The beach is like a... More 

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