Okunoshima Island, Takehara

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Get smothered by stampeding rabbits on Okunoshima Island--a former secret government location for the manufacture of chemical weapons turned haven for cute and cuddly creatures. Visit the museum documenting the poison gas production and the island's' role in World War II. Here, artifacts and accounts tell of the terrible plight of the factory employees, who often suffered horrendous side effects. Note that English information is slightly limited here. After the museum, counter the bleak history by getting acquainted with the current local inhabitants, who are very tame and will hop over you in search of something to eat. Plan your visit to Okunoshima Island and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Takehara itinerary builder.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Urghhhh. What a farce! We came from Kyoto and planned to see Hiroshima and bunny island in one day. It took over 90 minutes to get to the port from Hiroshima and when we arrived I wish we just turned ...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
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  • August 10, 2017
    Very fun experience. Near rabbits of the arrival of the boat are most interested by the food and come see you and even lay their paws on your legs to claim. Further there is a campsite where rabbits are less interested because they have bowls with food at will. When we went there it was so hot (between 35 and 40 ° C) that we have not had the courage to walk around the Hill, but it was still worth to come on the island (we did 4 hours drive from Kyoto with a rented car).
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  • April 9, 2017
    Great place for families with children and animal fans. Tipp: once you get to the island, walk to the right side (opposite of the bus direction). The rabbits there are not "overfed" like the others and really more hungry, because less people are getting to that side. Also the landscape is more beautiful there. You should try to walk on top of the island (great view and tropical vibes) on the way. There is a Japanese signpost with "280m" on the left side and wood stairs going up.
  • June 4, 2017
    it's the great place for family with children. The bunnies are so cute. The scenery around the island is really peaceful. To go to Okunoshima island: take Sanyo shinkansen from Hiroshima to Mihara, then from Mihara to Tadanoumi station by JR Kuro line. Tadanoumi port is behind the station. Ferry ticket to Okunoshima island is 620Y for round trip. There's a free bus to take you to hotel on center of island.
  • December 28, 2016
    This was really good fun, we spent about 4 hours here, you can take your car, hire a cycle or just walk around. There is accommodation and you can even hire camping gear to camp at the local camp site for a very reasonable price. The rabbit are extra special, a bit spoilt though, but never the less very cute indeed. You can buy rabbit food at the office where you purchase your ticket to ferry across but we also bought a lettuce and they seemed to really enjoy it. If you have a young family I suggest to take them there as it’s really a fun place.
  • February 23, 2017
    Bunny bunny bunny! Was worth the travel there! Great place to visit!
  • March 8, 2017
    Funny island full of friendly rabbits you can feed. There are also some ruins of pre-war military facilities.

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