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. Put Okunoshima Island at the forefront of your travel plans using our Takehara trip planning site .
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  • Expect to see many many rabbits when we arrive at the Island but rather disappointed. There are only few of them. Maybe it's the weather as it's rather cold that day, temperature dropped 10 degree Cel...  more »
  • Initially I thought it was just an island for lovers of rabbits ... instead it is much much more! Yes, it's true, there are hundreds of rabbits, beautiful, hungry, which sometimes follow you, accustomed to human contact, but this island has much more to offer. A breathtaking view, a very nice beach ... for me it was a little piece of heaven ... relax on the beach, with the sea and then be surrounded by bunnies! I want to ritornarciiiiiiiiii!!
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  • I had terrible GW. Tadanoumi station off line. Security guards at the port entrance? Car's "empty spaces but I'm sure in your own! "And I. The people in line "I don't know whether you can Board at any time. Do not confirm the number. I don't know from ōkunoshima can return even if caught. "The irresponsibility of too much oneichan. I do not know and buying a ticket but no warranty can be on board and the ship even got home from ōkunoshima. In the first place, why not increase? So many apparent enough. At the very least, the new flights for you. At the very least, ensure the number. As popular tourist destinations at the entrance at least was the worst.
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  • Just a perfect trip. You go there hoping to only see bunnies (at least that was what I thought) but the beautiful landscapes and historic locations leave them in second place. Of course the bunnies are super cute and fun, just don't fool yourself thinking that you are going to see and absurd amount of bunnies running around you.
  • Lots of rabbits, especially in the park like area. There are also ruins of poison factory and other military stuff. Bring rabbit food (vegetables or rabbit pet food). There's a place to buy drinks when you first landed and there's a restaurant and cafe inside a long white building (resort main building) somewhere on the left side of the island from the landing port. It also has a nice stretch of beach.
  • I would love to visit this island of bunnies!!! I wonder though ~ why aren't there more of them? Someone said they were there since WW2 starting with 7 and they said there should be about a 1000 of them by now ~ That is very funny!!! It is said that 1 female can have 6-12 babies EVERY month!!! They did the math based on 3 females born per litter and each of the babies having litters and came out with literally BILLIONS of bunnies in just 7 years!!! Imagine how many there should be since 1945??? Probably closer to a trillion!!!
  • Beautiful island and important historic ruins and information from WW2, but of course the rabbits were the highlight. They are everywhere, unafraid of humans and very gentle. Loved the experience!
  • Lovely place with adorable fluffy rabbits. Just remember to buy supplies before getting on island. There are no shops here.
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