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Okunoshima (Rabbit Island)
Rabbit Island is a small island with a circumference of about 4 km, inhabited by 300-600 rabbits.
A small island of about 4 km in circumference, designated as Seto Inland Sea National Park.
It is also known as the "island wiped off the map" because it was once home to a poison gas factory. Today, the island is home to more than 300-600 rabbits. In recent years, it has become a hot topic on the Internet and social networking sites as "Rabbit Island," attracting many visitors from Japan and abroad.
There is Kyukamura Okunoshima hotel on the island, where you can stay overnight or day-use bathing, camping, cycling, fishing, and other activities, making it a great place to spend a relaxing day. There is also the Okunoshima Poison Gas Museum which tells the horrific story of poison gas production.
The rabbit that inhabits the island is the European rabbit, and it is characterized by living in herds. They are also known for digging burrows. Please note that rabbit food is not sold on the island. There is also a danger that food leftover by rabbits will become food for their natural enemies, such as crows, kites (hawks), and wild boars. If there is any food leftover from feeding rabbits, please take it home with you responsibly. Of course, littering is not allowed. Please observe the manners and enjoy your stay on the island.
The island is known as "Rabbit Island/ Usagi no Shima," with some 300-600 rabbits living there.
The island has become a hot topic on the Internet and social networking sites, attracting many visitors from Japan and abroad.
Kyukamura Okunoshima hotel offers a variety of activities such as camping and cycling.
There is also the "Okunoshima Poison Gas Museum," where you can learn about the history of poison gas production.
Please follow the "Rabbit's Request to Everyone (Dos and Don’ts) " and enjoy your visit to the island.
Frequently Asked Questions have been vetted and answered directly by each listing.
Do you have pamphlets in other languages? (If so, please also inform us of the supported languages)
There is English and Japanese map signage at the Okunoshima
No. 2 Pier Rest Area. The Takehara Tourism Guide Map is available to take in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean language.
Kyukamura Okunoshima: Unfortunately multilingual support is not available.
Is free Wi-Fi available in the area?
Hiroshima Free Wi-Fi is available around the Okunoshima No. 2 Pier
Kyukamura Okunoshima: free spot access is available.
Are coin lockers available?
There are coin lockers at Okunoshima No. 2 Pier Rest Area. Lockers are available from 8:45am to 4:30pm.
At Tadano-Umi Port: You can leave your luggage here from 7:00am to 7:45pm
Kyukamura Okunoshima: Unfortunately there are not coin lockers available here.
Is parking available?
Free parking is available at Tadano-Umi Port.
- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- Okunoshima, Tadanomicho, Takehara City, Hiroshima
- Days Closed
- Approx. 7-minute walk from the JR Kure Line’s Tadano-Umi Station to Tadano-Umi Port, and then approx. 15-minute boat ride from Tadano-Umi Port
- Credit Cards
- Not accepted
- Official Website
- Official Website (English)