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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. Put Okunoshima Island at the forefront of your travel plans using our Takehara trip planning site.
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  • As somebody who is obsessed with bunnies this island was a must go. There were so many adorable bunnies to feed and they were very cute. I wish I could go back. There are some sneezing bunnies... 
    As somebody who is obsessed with bunnies this island was a must go. There were so many adorable bunnies to feed and they were very cute. I wish I could go back. There are some sneezing bunnies...  more »
  • Riding bike around island, However, for this 5 foot 7 inch tall male, the bikes for rent were much to short; small. The bike path around the island was beautiful and gave us great views far and near; 
    Riding bike around island, However, for this 5 foot 7 inch tall male, the bikes for rent were much to short; small. The bike path around the island was beautiful and gave us great views far and near;  more »
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  • I went in November and March. In November, there were few visitors so dozens of rabbits were literally chasing us and climbing on us for food. In March, there were many people so the rabbits were full even early in the morning and didn’t want to eat as much as people just dump big piles of food everywhere. If you are going, please consider bringing food they can actually eat everyday, it’s not good for their health to eat carrot so much and unfortunately, it’s what people bring most of the time. I found that they like bok choy and celery way better than other vegetables (especially the leaves). Many times, the rabbits refused to eat other people’s carrots/cabbages (I guess they were almost full) but were still going after our food.
  • You can easily make a round through the entire island on food within one day, the views are breathtaking. Ferry cruises regularly.

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