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Kanagawa | 3.5h
Exploring the History of Uninhabited Island: Sarushima
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Walk through the uninhabited island with a former fortress in nature


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.

Highlights


・ The only uninhabited island in Tokyo, where you can explore the ruins of a former military fortress.
・You can buy food and enjoy a picnic while enjoying the spectacular view of the sea.
・You can take fantastic photos as if you were in a movie world.

Attractions


・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.
・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!
・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.
・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.
・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.
・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.

Notes

・If you would like to change the tour end location, please consult with your tour guide.
・This tour includes a lunch venue.
・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.

Expenses Not Included

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 JPY1,600 /person)

Meeting Point

Keikyu Line Yokosuka-Chuo Station, in front of East Exit *Please note that the station is not JR Yokosuka station.


[How to get the Keikyu Line Yokosuka-Chuo Station]
From Shinagawa Station, take the Keikyu Honsen Line (towards Keikyu Kurihama). It takes about 50 minutes by rapid express

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