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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  • When I got off the ship, it was full of rabbits. It is not a cat or a dog, but the rabbit moves in various places, lays down, and changes eyes. It is recommended to walk while peeling one cabbage ball.
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  • To The Oyuno is a little inconvenient, weekday to sanyuan station, then JR to Zhonghai station, and then take a boat to Okubai, and the mid-station to wait time, but to the end of the day to get a lot of good rabbits, you will be very worthy of building a morning early morning, because the noon will be good mammoth, and the best water, Not much food for the last, if you want to eat food rabbits, to first search clear lying what they can eat, what can not, rabbit stomach fragile, wild food can be good
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  • My wife and I had mixed expectations about visiting. We were very pleasantly surprised! A few points worth noting: 1. The rabbits are in good health, and they are friendly. We encountered many of them and fed them. They showed no aggression to us at all and despite being wild they were very delicate taking food. Some even let us pet them and obviously enjoyed it. 2. The ferry schedule is a little confusing, and in retrospect it would have been easy to get stranded on the island overnight if you don't determine your departure time and pier number (there are more than 1) before arriving. Also note that your arrival pier might not be your departure pier. Finally, the train back to Hiroshima or elsewhere stops running pretty early, so check that too. All in all, lots of fun! Interesting too with the old chemical weapons factory buildings. A bit of history for any adults who aren't interested in the rabbits (you are, admit it).
  • Lovely day trip. A lap of the island and a picnic lunch will take you from mid morning to the 4pm ferry. Bring some extra veggies for the hungry buns and make sure to check out all the historical sights.
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