Information about Sarushima, How to get to this historic, uninhabited island

What is Sarushima?

Sarushima is an uninhabited island located in Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture. In 1995, the island was transferred from the national government to Yokosuka City, which uses it for sightseeing and other purposes as Sarushima Park.

The island is used for sightseeing and other purposes. It is an uninhabited natural island suitable for leisure activities such as swimming, barbecuing, fishing, and walking.

Access to Sarushima

Sarushima is an uninhabited island just beyond the city center of Yokosuka!

There is a pier to Sarushima just a 15-minute walk from Yokosuka Chuo Station on the Keikyu Line, and from here it is a 10-minute boat ride.

Sarushima can only be reached by boat.

Sarushima is uninhabited. Therefore, it can only be reached by boat from Mikasa Pier, next to the park where the Battleship Mikasa is located!

Moreover, Sarushima has a bathing beach and BBQ space, so the boat is always packed with people who come for that as well.

Ship timetables and fares

Boats from Mikasa Pier leave every hour at 30 minutes.

Boats from Sarushima depart every hour at 45 minutes!

The last boat from Sarushima leaves at exactly 5:00pm! (There is no 16:45)

And the round trip fare is 1,500 yen for adults and 750 yen for elementary school students!

Around the island of Sarushima

I knew it was a different world, rich in nature.

The inside is sloped, making it feel even darker.

After passing through the tunnel, you will come to a three-way junction where three tunnels exit.

This is a kind of terminal that leads to various parts of the island.

The sea in front of you is Tokyo Bay, and the tall building in the back is the Yokohama Landmark Tower.

You can see the whole Yokohama area from here!

This cave has a history.

In the Kamakura period (1185-1333), a monk named Nichiren was on his way from Chiba to Kamakura by boat when he was caught in a storm and drifted to Sarushima.

At that time, a large white monkey appeared and brought him to this cave.


I have been going around Sarushima and it is nice and rich in nature.

Rather than a solo trip, I think this place would be more enjoyable with more than one person lol.

It is important to note that Sarushima is an uninhabited island.

No matter how close it is to the city center, you can only cross by boat.

The return boat leaves every hour at 45 minutes, and the last boat leaves just at 17:00!

Be careful not to miss it!

If you’re going to Sarushima, I suggest you combine it with a visit to Yokosuka!

Keikyu Line has a special ticket called the Yokosuka Enjoyment Ticket, so be sure to take advantage of it!

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