A Paradise of Rabbits in Hiroshima!? Visit Okunoshima, Rabbit Island

A Paradise of Rabbits in Hiroshima!? Visit Okunoshima, Rabbit Island

The island of Okunoshima is a paradise of rabbits, where hundreds of them are living.

According to the survey conducted in 2013, there are at least 700 of the cute furballs. The island was not always home to hundreds of rabbits—it all started with 8 rabbits released from an elementary school back in 1971.

It is only a 15-minute ferry ride away from the nearest port to Okunoshima, so why not add this uniquely charming island to your itinerary?

Make sure to check the manners in how to feed them and to touch them beforehand, so that you won’t harm them.

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Photo: Laura Appleyard

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Photo: Laura Appleyard

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Photo: Kim Bui