Yokosuka Travel Guide

Event 2022.10.12

Sense Island Art Festival | “Island in the Dark” 2022

The theme for 2022 is “Sensory Behaviour”.

The “Sense Island” is a unique art festival organised on the uninhabited island of Sarushima, in Yokosuka city, Japan.

This was a one-of-a-kind art festival embracing nature, time, and the senses.

Visitors were asked to turn off their mobile phones and engage with the island’s wildlife and artworks in the dark, with their minds sharply focused on their surroundings.

The art festival was first held in autumn 2019, postponed in 2020 due to the Corona virus, and then held in winter 2021.

How the 2021 event was conducted.

By eliminating technology and our sense of time, the artworks and immersive experiences in nature on Sarushima Island encourage introspection and rediscovery of all our senses.

Building on the “Sense Island”  concept, this year’s works and performances will develop the theme of “Sensory Behaviour” designed to stimulate the visitor’s senses to the maximum.

This year, we will introduce the artwork and projects both on Sarushima island and in the town.

Sense Island Art Festival Information

How the 2021 event was conducted.
DatesThe event will be held twenty-one days on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays between Saturday 12 November and Sunday 25 December 2022.
Time5:00pm – 9:30pm.
Event location
Sarujima Park 
(1, Sarujima, Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture)
Official websitesenseisland.com
Contact usTicket information
➭Triangle Co. TEL : 046-825-7144

Event organisers
➭Sense Island Executive Committee Secretariat
(Planning Section, Culture, Sports and Tourism Department, Yokosuka City) TEL : 046-822-8427
OrganizerSense Island Executive Committee
(Yokosuka visitor attraction promotion and attraction transmission executive committee, Abstract Engine Co., Triangle Corporation)

Transportation ⛴


Outward trip to Sarushima island

Four ferry services from Mikasa Pier at

(1) 5:00pm, (2) 5:40pm, (3) 6:20pm and (4) 7:00pm.

※ Please book in advance for any of the four ferries from Mikasa Pier to Sarushima island.

Return trip

Return trip to Mikasa Pier

4 return ferry services

⑤ 19:30, ⑥ 20:10, ⑦ 20:50, ⑧ 21:30

※ Please board the return ferry to Mikasa based on the corresponding outward trip (①⇒⑤, ②⇒⑥, ③⇒⑦, ④⇒⑧) for the return from Sarushima island.

About Sense Island Art Festival

“Island in the Dark” 2022

 To enrich the experience on the island, we will ask visitors to turn off their mobile phones and divide them into small groups for part of the route.

Capacity480 persons per day (tentative)
TicketsTickets are available from Monday, 12 September on the website.
Please select the event date and outward ferry time and purchase tickets in advance.
Early purchase is recommended to ensure availability.
Charge・Adults (high school students and above): 3,700 yen
・Elementary and junior high school students: 1,700 yen
・Yokosuka citizens (Citizen discount ticketz)
 Adult (high school student and above): 2,700 yen
 Elementary/junior high school students: 1,200 yen

※ Fees include entrance fee, viewing fee and round-trip ferry fare.

How the 2021 event was conducted