Ōkunoshima Ōkunoshima

See hundreds of rabbits on Ōkunoshima


2019.07.21

NAVITIME TRAVEL EDITOR

Ōkunoshima

Another island not to miss in the region is Ōkunoshima, which is also known as “Rabbit Island” due to its more than 700 resident rabbits. It’s believed that rabbits from a local elementary school were released in 1971 and have bred wildly to reach the huge population seen today.

The rabbits are incredibly tame and will often approach people, making for some cute photo opportunities. But the island also has a darker history as the home of a poison gas plant of the Imperial Japanese Army that played a key role in the chemical warfare carried out in China during World War II.

  • Ōkunoshima

    Ōkunoshima

    Ōkunoshima

    Ōkunoshima

    Okunoshima Island
    place
    Hiroshima Pref. Takeharashi Tadanoumichou
    phone
    0846260321
    opening-hour
    Open 24 hours (free walking)
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