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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  • The rabbit knows when the ferry comes in and will hop its way towards you. don't just immediately feed the rabbit that comes to you. have a walk a round and feed the others though out the island. I se...  more »
  • This is an excellent half day trip/easy day trip from Hiroshima. We caught the shinkansen from Hiroshima to Mihara where we changed trains to a local line for Tadanoumi on the Kure line. Just a short ...  more »
  • Barely aboard ferries on international flights to and from Hiroshima Airport by rental car to go ōkunoshima, I went for the first time this year. Was during the week were crowded with people. Bring the vegetables so ōkunoshima Maine is still a rabbit who will feed and more interesting. I think it is going to buy sold food there at the ticket office of the ferry embarkation at the convenience store near the bag as rabbit food so good. Very cute bunnies were not hitonareru as he walked toward the Observatory in the mountains will come from afar. However, the mountain is also not stable foothold of what path is maintained so we recommend athletic shoes.
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  • BRING RABBIT FOOD WITH YOU The highlight of the trip to Japan! It's an absolutely unique experience, especially if you love rabbits. However, I can't stress enough that it's important to bring rabbit food with you when you come, as there is no place to purchase it on the island. It's also best to bring fresh vegetables, as the rabbits seem more receptive to that. Also, don't forget to walk around the island, as the rabbits on the north side aren't nearly as frequented as the rabbits on the south, so they'll gladly still rush up to you after all the southern ones are full.
  • Cute bunnies!!!! Love them, they were wild, but very friendly. They live freely on every surface available on the island. They'll come to you when they hear the sound of the bunny food (if you bring some; a tip: buy at the port before coming to the island). Reaaaaalllly love this island. Surely the highlight of my trip!
  • So many rabbits
  • A must if you go to Hiroshima prefecture, or the area. An island filled with bunnies, and a lot of amazing spots for pictures, and of course history! You won't be disappointed. Be prepared with food for the bunnies, otherwise you're gonna get ignored by them. You can't buy food on the island! Not for the bunnies, and barley for yourself.
  • I loved Rabbit Island. There are plenty of rabbits that look happy and run around barrier free. Everyone respects them and they are so friendly. There is a hotel on the island with a restaurant. There is also a museum and a camping area. It is a big island with plenty to see.

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