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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  • Cats and dogs had quite enjoyed. Cute rabbit shelter from Erysiphe. Because they can give food but do not touch the pellet or with it. It is a 30-minute rabbit line from Mihara city. Lunch can take a vacation village restaurants and cafes. Japan military poison gas Museum should not be missed. Not just cute, ideal for peace education.
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  • Human habituation bought rabbit food at the port of tadanoumi... descend from the Ferry landing and the rabbit came... first astonished at the sight but more fun photos uploaded to SNS I have everything (lol) There are lots of negative heritage, feels its ruins Museum, traces of guns and poison gas, power plant and what particularly remnants such as the furry world of Laputa was
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  • First off visit this place only if you love rabbits, else you better safe your time for other better things because the only attraction are the rabbits and it’s a hassle to get there. Most would come ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bunny bunny bunny! Was worth the travel there! Great place to visit!
  • Funny island full of friendly rabbits you can feed. There are also some ruins of pre-war military facilities.

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