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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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  • Just for relax, make friends with wild rabbits, they are vrry cute and hungry, some got injured after fighting together, some are sleepy !  more »
  • Was 2 times, but when you go lots of rabbit is healed. Last time was one hour stay, but stayed this time. Get off the ferry and immediately went to the island where the rabbit, you can encounter a rabbit again. Better bait is not sold in the island, so advance brought cabbage, carrot, dry, etc. Beautiful views of the other islands from the island, and sunset was nice.
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  • This island is so much more than the Bunnies, which are utterly incredible in there own right. As you step off the very comfortable ferry you see the hoards approaching the landing ground. These rabbi...  more »