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Sarushima Island (Monkey Island)

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Address: Sarushima, Yokosuka 238-0019, Kanagawa Prefecture

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Good for a day at the beach

We went with 3 children ranging from age 3-8 on a Saturday. The ferry ride was ¥1300 for adults and ¥650 for our 8 year old. They didn't charge for the younger to 2 although... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Montgomery, Alabama
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We went with 3 children ranging from age 3-8 on a Saturday. The ferry ride was ¥1300 for adults and ¥650 for our 8 year old. They didn't charge for the younger to 2 although they did advertise prices for them. The ferry to the island leaves on the :30 and :45 on the way back. Bring cash for tickets... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Its a nice day out, although check first to see if the restaurant is open as there is nothing but drink vending machines availed if it's not.

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Yokosuka, Japan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Sorry to break it to you...but.......there are not any monkeys on Monkey Island. :( It is a great day trip though! Plenty of history to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Spent the day wandering around the island and through the old fort. Beautiful views of the water and lookout points. Great for a small hike!

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Yokosuka, Japan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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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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34 helpful votes 34 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 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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