Private Tour - Explore the History of Sarushima， Yokosuka's Must-visit Uninhabited Island
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1. An uninhabited island just an hour from the city center! Walk the grounds of what was once a stronghold, now lying dormant in nature.
2. Did you know there's an uninhabited island just about an hour's reach from Tokyo?
Board a ferry from the port city of Yokosuka and head to an uninhabited island where nature and the ruins of a military stronghold await.
This tour visits the island of Sarushima, which played a vital role as a base in keeping out foreign battleships from Japan's coast during the Edo Period (1603-1868).
This is one of Japan's largest treasure troves of Buried Cultural Properties, with structures such as barracks and an ammunition depot remaining as they were during World War II.
On the other hand, the island's transformation as it becomes one with nature is a dreamy sight, creating an atmosphere as if one has been immersed in a movie world and thus, turning the island into a popular photogenic spot.
Go ahead and set foot on Sarushima, where a historical stronghold with traces of war lies intertwined with the wondrous scenery created by nature.
3. Take a stroll by the ruins of a former military fort at Tokyo Bay's only uninhabited island.
- Purchase some food, gaze out into the sea, and enjoy the feeling of having a picnic.
- Take some fantastic photos as if you've wandered into a movie world!
4. This is a private tour that can be booked for 1 to 6 people. Customers can have an enjoyable tour with people they know at their own pace.
5. This tour promotes Eco-friendly efforts as stated under Sunrise Tours' Sustainable Development Goals.
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09:30- Meet at Yokosuka-Chuo Station (Keikyu Railway) East Exit Ticket Gate Yokosuka-Chuo Station (Keikyu Railway) East Exit Ticket Gate
*Different from JR Yokosuka Station. Please be forewarned.
[How to reach Keikyu Yokosuka-Chuo Station]
From Shinagawa Station, take the Keikyu Main Line bound for Keikyu Kurihama. approx. 50 min. via Rapid Limited Express
09:50-10:30 40(min) Mikasa Park/Pier This park features an actual battleship built during the Russo-Japanese War of the 20th century.
At the red brick building of Mikasa Terminal, feel free to purchase Sarushima and Yokosuka souvenir items.
From Mikasa Pier, board a ferry and head to Sarushima.
10:40-10:50 10(min) Sarushima Pier The tour arrives on the island in about 10 minutes from the port of departure.
Sarushima Pier is the island's only port of arrival and departure, and is surrounded by beautiful white sand.
Pass through the gate and begin your adventure at Sarushima, Tokyo Bay's only uninhabited island, right away!
10:55-11:05 10(min) Board Deck This rest area features a wooden deck offering views of the sand and sea.
In summer, many people come here to enjoy fishing and playing in the sea.
At Ocean's Kitchen, feel free to purchase your choice from the menu prepared with local ingredients and drinks as well.
11:10-11:25 15(min) Carved Path (Fortress Ruins) Once used by the Japanese Imperial Military, this road is the starting point of your exploration of historical landmarks.
An austere atmosphere lingers in the air with the sight of the remnants of structures used as a military stronghold in times of war.
Don't miss the sight of brick structures overtaken by plant life.
11:30-11:45 15(min) Brick Tunnel Also called the Tunnel of Love, this is one of Japan's oldest brick structures.
The tunnel interior has two stories, serving as a munitions bunker and headquarters of what was once the Imperial Japanese Army.
It's a popular photogenic spot so don't forget to take some photos!
11:55-12:10 15(min) Oimonohana Square This open space lies at the island's northernmost edge, and is its highest point.
On clear days, you can see Kannonzaki and even as far out as Yokohama and Chiba Prefecture's Boso Peninsula.
At the rocky area of Oimonohana at the bottom of the stairs leading towards the water, feel free to take photos with the sea in the background.