Private Tour - Exploring the History of Uninhabited Island: Sarushima

Do you know that you can go to an uninhabited island only 1hour away from Tokyo? The port city of Yokosuka, the island, the ruins of a natural and military fortress await you.
This tour will take you to Sarushima, which was built in the Edo period to protect the Japanese coastline from foreign warships.
The buildings from World War II, such as barracks, are still intact, and the island is one of Japan's important treasure troves of buried cultural assets.
At the same time, the scenery is very romantic and creates an atmosphere as if you were in a movie.
Come and visit Sarushima, where the historical fortresses of war and the fantastic landscape created by nature.

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3 to 4 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Tour Guide
    • Private Tour
    • Necessary expenses for the tour guide
    What's excluded :
    • Travel expenses and entrance fees for your own
    • Money for food/drinks, souvenirs and extra activities for your own
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • The use of private van
    • Entry/Admission - Mikasa Park
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

    Mikasa Park: This park is home to authentic battleships built during the Russia-Japanese War in the 20th century.
    At the red brick Mikasa Terminal, you can buy souvenirs related to Sarushima and Yokosuka. Take a boat from Mikasa Pier and head to Sarushima.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Sarushima Ferry Pier, Sarushima, Yokosuka, Kanagawa 238-0019, Japan

    Sarushima Pier: It takes about 10 minutes from the departure of the ship to reach the island.
    The Sarushima Pier is the only pier on the island where boats arrive and depart, with beautiful white sandy beaches all around.
    Once you pass through the gate, it's time to start your adventure on Sarushima, the only uninhabited island in Tokyo!

    Duration: 10 minutes

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

    Board Deck: A resting area on the wooden deck overlooking the sandy beach and the sea. In the summer, the area is crowded with people enjoying fishing and playing in the ocean. At Ocean's Kitchen, you can purchase a menu and drinks made from locally sourced ingredients.

    Duration: 10 minutes

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

    The remains of a fortress: The starting point of the historical walk is a passage once used by the Japanese military. The remains of the facility, which was used as a military fortification during the war, are still in place and provide an austere atmosphere. Also, don't miss the landscape with plants covering an entire brick wall.

    Duration: 15 minutes

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

    Brick Tunnel: Known as the "Tunnel of Love", which is the oldest brick structure in Japan. The tunnel has 2 floors that are used as the old military headquarters and explosives depot. Don't forget to take a picture of it as it's a popular photogenic spot.

    Duration: 15 minutes

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

    Oimono-Nose Square: This is the most northern part of the island and the highest point on the island. On a clear day, you can see Kannonsaki, Yokohama, and even the Boso area in Chiba Prefecture.
    Take a photo in the rocky area of Oimono-Nose with the ocean in the background.

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • 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 Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • If you would like to change the tour end location, please consult with your tour guide.
    • Please note that this tour is not suitable for wheelchair users or people who are not confident about walking.
    • There are many steep steps and slopes on the uninhabited island, so please come with comfortable shoes.
    • The travel expense is not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest. (Entrance fees, transportation fees, activity fees, etc. - at least about JPY 1600)
    • 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
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Activity ID: V-85886P44

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