Sarushima Tunnel of Love - Sarushima is Tokyo Bay’s only uninhabited and natural island and is full of history. It was once a barrier fortress that protected Tokyo Bay. Thick French brick walls of the abandoned fortress buildings make it a popular spot for abandoned site enthusiasts. The abandoned fortress was the inspiration for the ruins in the Studio Ghibli’s movie Castle in the Sky. Sarushima translates as “Monkey Island”. Its nickname comes from a legend that says the priest Nichiren traveling by boat from Kamakura to Chiba when a storm hit. A monkey suddenly appeared on the bow of his boat, leading him to the island for safety. Today there are no monkeys, but lots of humans especially on weekends in summer. The island is now no more than a relaxing spot for weekenders.
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