Yokosuka’s Sarushima

A Summer Journey to “Monkey Island”

Donny Kimball
5 min readJul 7, 2017

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The entrance to Kanagawa Prefecture’s Sarushima during summer

Sarushima (lit. “Monkey Island”) is a small, uninhabited island located off the coast of the Miura Peninsula in Tokyo Bay. Despite its name, Sarushima is unfortunately devoid of any real monkeys. Nevertheless, while it may be lacking in simians, Sarushima certainly makes up for it with its historical legacy and natural beauty. Disclaimer aside, let’s dive into the…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/