Sarushima Island


Sarushima Island is one of the best places to travel in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Here're guides for map, how to get there, spots nearby, attractions and photos of Sarushima Island posted by Japanese travelers in the know.
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A Desert Island Like A World Of 'Laputa'

Located at Yokosuka, Sarushima Island is a desert island, and the biggest and only site of fort in Tokyo Bay. There're battery sites and long tunnels built by red bricks. Fantastic scenery of lush nature covering the desert place is like a world of 'Laputa' in a Ghibli Movie 'Castle In The Sky'.
Almost all of the island is used as Sarushima Park now, and you can enjoy fishing, BBQ, sea bathing and so on. Access: Firstly, you need to go to Mikasa Pier. It's too far to walk from JR Yokosuka Station, but from Keikyu Yokosuka Chuou Station to the pier is only 15 min walk. Then, 10min by ferry to from Mikasa Pier to Sarushima, though there's only one ferry in one hour. I could see around the island in one hour!



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To Mikasa Pier, 15min walk from Yokosuka Chuou Station, 7min by bus between JR Yokosuka Station - Odakicho and 7min walk, 10 min by car from Yokosuka IC. Then 10 min by ferry to Sarushima Island.



Nearby Things To Do

Otawa Azalea's Hill

Fifty Thousand Azaleas Spreading All Over The Hill

The whole hill is fragrant with the azaleas. Though the park is usually quiet, many families, couples and friends enjoy flowers in this season. I like the scene of blooming flowers and smiling people.

Kurihama Hana no Kuni

Fantastic Power And Popularity! Godzilla Loved In Yokosuka

Based on the setting of the first move that a moving godzilla was found at the sea of Kannonzaki, after many processes, the godzilla playground slide was set up here. Children can play with a godzilla as powerful as him in Hollywood or Japan's movies.

Yokosuka Irises Park

412 Kinds And 140 Thousand Sweet Flags In Full Bloom

The rainy season lends charm to purple sweet flags. You can enjoy seeing the colorful sweet flags in lots of kinds. A water wheel going around calmly and an appearance of a hana-tsumi musume (a girl gathering withered flowers) make us feel the landscape of old times somehow.

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