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Private Tour - Monkey Island, Sarushima, and its Unmanned Fortress

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Stop At: Mikasa Park, 82 Inaoka, Yokosuka 238-0003 Kanagawa Prefecture

Mikasa Park, Sanbashi: See real battleships built for the Russo-Japanese War during the 20th century, displayed in this spacious park before setting off to Sarushima!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Yokosuka Port Market, 6 Shinkocho, Yokosuka 238-0005 Kanagawa Prefecture

A huge supermarket, used both by visitors and locals, that sells all sorts of local products including souvenirs of Yokosuka. Stock up on locally produced food and drinks to take to the island with you!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Sarushima Ferry Pier, Sarushima, 横須賀市 神奈川県 238-0019, Japan

Get on a boat and visit the only uninhabited island in Tokyo! Explore the remains of the island's fortress and go swimming at the beach!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Sarushima Island (Monkey Island), Sarushima, Yokosuka 238-0019 Kanagawa Prefecture

Board Deck, Sarushima: The sandy beach at Sarushima is a lovely place to spend an afternoon, with many swimmers and fishers visiting, during the summer period. Find the perfect spot to sit and enjoy whatever you bought from Yokosuka Port Market. During the summer you can also purchase a delicious dish of curry on the island.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: 猿島要塞, 1 Sarushima, Yokosuka, Kanagawa 238-0019, Japan

Fortress Remains: Sarushima was used as a military fortress during World War II, and you can still see the remains of the buildings taken over by nature today. The island has been kept as a symbol of peace and reminds many of Laputa from the movie, Castle in the Sky.

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Stop At: Dobuita Shopping Street, around Honcho 2chome, Yokosuka 238-0041 Kanagawa Prefecture

Visit this American street, packed with shops that sell navy related merchandise and sukajan souvenir jackets. Located close to a United States Navy Base, the bars in this area fill up with Americans in the evening, so it almost feels as though you are not in Japan!

Duration: 40 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
Yokosuka-chūō Station, Japan, 〒238-0007 Kanagawa, Yokosuka, Wakamatsuchō, 2-chōme, 神奈川県横須賀市若松町2丁目25
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Local Guide ( English or Chinese speaking)
  • Any expense for a guide You do not need to pay for guide on the tour day.
  • Private tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Entrance fees for your own
  • Expense for Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Mikasa Park
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • If it's rainy on the tour date, your tour routes/spots will be changed.
  • If the boat to Sarushima is cancelled due to weather conditions on the day of your tour, we may make drastic changes to the tour plan.
  • Please come in comfortable clothing, as this tour involves a lot of walking.
  • If you would like to go swimming on the island during the summer period, feel free to bring swimwear and towels!
  • We have not included any particular lunch/dinner places on this tour, but you are welcome to stop for a break and eat whenever
  • The following expenses are not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest. - Travel expenses and entrance fees (about JPY 2000) - Money for food, souvenirs and extra activities not mentioned in the explanation of the tour above.
  • If you do not arrive at the specified starting place after 60 minutes from the agreed meeting time, the tour will be considered canceled.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed August 5, 2019 via mobile

We really loved our day at Sarushima Island at Yokosuka, it's a lovely place. Thanks to Ken-san we had a wonderful day. It was so fun to explore and learn about the history of the Island. He did a really good job 😁 I'm a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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otomo-travel, Manager at otomo travel, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2019

Hi, Thank you so much for your comment! It is glad to hear that you have enjoyed the tour in Yokosuka. As you mentioned, I am also a huge fan of One Piece! Did you go through the real battleship at there? I hope you...More

Reviewed July 6, 2019

This was a nice and relaxing excursion. Our guide, Mr. Aoyama was an excellent host that is from the Yokosuka area. Overall, a great adventure.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank JeraldM35
otomo-travel, Manager at otomo travel, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2019

Thank you so much for giving us a comment! Yokosuka is a quite for Navy but we are sure you have discovered something other than popular spots! I hope the experience could be one of your unforgettable travel! Thank you!

Reviewed May 13, 2019

The beach is alright and small. Contrary to TripAdvisor, you cannot swim at the beach, you can only wade a meter or so. For beginner hikers, it may be a bit of a hike. All of the gun batteries are gone. What is known about...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Edmund C
otomo-travel, マネージャー at otomo travel, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2019

Hi, LaziestTravelerEver Thank you for your comment. We hope you enjoyed the tour with your otomo tour guide. As you mentioned in your comment, they rent a BBQ equipment and serve local seafood, beverages, etc so you can fully enjoy the island atmosphere. Again, thank...More

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