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Sarushima Island (Monkey Island)

Sarushima, Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture 238-0019, Japan
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Ranked #7 of 43 Attractions in Yokosuka
Type: Marinas, Beaches, Bodies of Water
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Arlington, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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108 reviews 108 reviews
48 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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