Okunoshima Island

Okunoshima Island, Takehara: Address, Okunoshima Island Reviews: 4.5/5

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Whittier, CA399 contributions
Dec 2019
You should absolutely come here if you have the time. Of all the places we visited, my children talk about this place the most.

Most other reviews already express the great quantities of cuteness that await you. Let me just add that you should buy your rabbit food from the Family Mart or Visitor Center before you come to the island. You cannot buy food for the rabbits on the island!

We visited in December and it was quite cold and windy but still worth it!
Written January 2, 2020
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Vince Mak
San Francisco, CA44 contributions
Dec 2019
This is a wonderful place to go to if you love animals and/or have children with you. There's tons of tame rabbits just roaming around the island and they will approach you to get fed. I came here with my two brothers and we all had a fantastic time on the island although we didn't allow ourselves enough time to explore the entirety of the place before departing. It's not that easy to get to since you have to take a local train + a ferry, so be sure to allow yourself ample time to wait for the next transport. I, myself, came from Hiroshima to visit the island and it still took me four hours to get to Okunoshima. Be sure to pick up your rabbit food at the gift shop before getting on the ferry though because they don't sell any on the island itself. A bag or two per person should be good enough. Also, stop by the Poison Gas Museum to learn about the true history of the island. Unfortunately, it was closed for us during the New Year's holiday season.
Written January 27, 2020
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JulianaYos
Jakarta, Indonesia31 contributions
Nov 2019
From Hiroshima Station, you take the train back to Mihara Station. From Mihara, you take the bus to the port when you get on the ferry to the Rabbit Island.
All the rabbits are free and, we can feed them with rabbits snacks (bought it before at the port) and rabbits will come to you, they were familiar with humans. What a great experience
Written February 13, 2020
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Whitem24
Seattle, WA2 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
When we got here all was great, bunnies are cute and jump all over you blah blah. Then you start hearing how many are constantly sneezing and then a few come up to you with their eyes straight rotting out of their head and suddenly the bubble is burst and this is no longer a fairytale. It’s incredibly sad. The bunnies need help.
Written February 21, 2020
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Mar 2020
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 though, so make sure to feed them.
Written August 10, 2020
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celestekonstantinos
Shailer Park, Australia29 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
The island would be worth visiting even without the rabbits. Such an interesting history and a beautiful surrounding landscape away from the hustle and bustle. We walked the whole island at a slow pace and found a beautiful spot for lunch. The rabbits seemed to love the pellet food we bought at the ferry terminal too, as we missed the chance for the supermarket down the street for something more substantial. But upon returning to the terminal with the bags I received a free rabbit postcard. No matter where you walked, they would run out from no where to say hello. Amazing day I will not soon forget.
Written January 11, 2020
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silas hoga
1 contribution
Dec 2019 • Couples
I and my wife love bunnies. We have bought 2.5kg of bunnies food at local supermarket to take to the island. There were many bunnies there but the food was enough. Besides the bunnies all the time seek us there to get food. They were so cute.
Written January 20, 2020
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URA216
Ota, Japan86 contributions
Jul 2013 • Family
Okunoshima was introduced by CNN and Times as the bunnies’ island in Feb, 2014, but they did not inform the directions to this island. Some of the tourists seemed to get frustrated, so I am writing it down.

We have to cross the sea from Tadanoumi port to Okunoshima by ferry. The round trip charge is 620 JPY. You can buy it at the ticket shop nearby Tadanoumi port. It is the short cruise of 12 minutes and the time table is as follows;
Bound for Okunoshima: 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 12:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30, 19:05
Bound for Tadanoumi port: 9:13, 10:13, 12:13, 14:13, 15:13, 16:13

This is the popular plan for Okunoshima from Hiroshima station.
Hiroshima Station (9:07) – Mihara Station (9:35) by bullet train, Kodama 732
Mihara Station (9:42) – Tadanoumi station (10:03) by local train bound for Hiro (Kure line)
Tadanoumi station – Tadanoumi port, it is a-10 minute walk.
Tadanoumi port (10:30) – Okunoshima port (10:42) by ferry

In order to go back to Hiroshima city;
Okunoshima port (16:13) – Tadanoumi Port (16:25) by ferry
Okunoshima station (17:12) – Mihara station (17:35) by local train (Kure line)
Mihara station (17:42) – Hiroshima station (18:05) by bullet train, Kodama 747

The free transportation bus to the public hotel is waiting at the pier. In case that you want to walk, it is a-15 minute walk to the hotel in a clockwise manner, or a 40-minute walk by a counter clockwise direction. The restaurant and the spa are in the hotel. If you forget about bringing the food for cute bunnies with you, you can buy pellets at the shop in the hotel.

For your referrence, this island was removed from the map during WWII because there were the military facilities. As it is now, some of those facilities can be seen as the ruin and there is the free museum to explain them.
Written June 8, 2014
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Tharntip T
Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand33 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
Access and transportation to Okunoshima island
1. Get off the train at JR Tadanoumi station (忠海駅), about 30 minutes from JR Hiroshima station

2. From JR Tadanoumi to Tadaoumi ferry pier, at the exit of the JR station, turn right and walk about 10 minutes until finding the bridge, then turn right at the junction before the bridge.

3. Walk 1 minute until you cross the railway, on the right hand side, there is a 2 storey ivory house with the sign "Minato Oasis Tadanoumi" where ferry tickets are sold. (620 yen for round trip, 12-15 minutes)

4. Ferry Timetable, the walking map to Tadanoumi pier, the picture of Minato Oasis Tadanoumi are below

4.1 Ferry timetable from Tadanoumi to Okunoshima island (no. of ferry pier)
7.45 (1)
8.30 (2) 8.45 (1)
9.30 (2)
10.05 (2) 10.30 (2)
11.05 (2)
12.05 (2) 12.30 (2)
13.30 (2)
14.30 (2)
15.05(2) 15.30 (2)
16.05 (2) 16.30 (2)
17.10 (1)
18.20 (1)
19.25 (1)

4.2 Ferry timetable from Okunoshima to Tadanoumi (only 1 pier)
8.10
9.13 9.25
10.13 10.45
11.35
12.13 12.45
14.13 14.45
15.13 15.35
16.13 16.35
17.45
19.00
**Timetable of ferry is changed very often please check at http://www.sanyo-shosen.jp/omishima/time.html**

Tips

1. If you forget to bring food for the rabbits, you can buy at Family Mart, next to JR Tadanoumi station (food pellets or fresh vegetable cost 100 yen per pack) or you can buy at the shop in the hotel on the island (a free shuttle bus to the hotel is waiting at the pier when the ferry arrives). However, I suggest you to buy from Family Mart, then you will have more time to play with the rabbits.
2. Few toilets and restaurants around Okunoshima pier.
3. I spent an hour on playing with rabbits. If you want to see the rest of the island, such as museum, you should spend at lest 2 hours on the island.
4. Some people brought their bicycles to travel around the island.
Written October 24, 2014
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cvdwl
La Spezia, Italy242 contributions
Apr 2014 • Couples
Yes, there are packs of feral bunnies that will climb all over you and eat out of your hands. And there're some random ruins of chemical weapons plants. It's certainly worth a full day of exploration if you're into either or both of those things. Doesn't hurt that the hotel on the island is decently run and has good food.

Getting there isn't terribly tricky; Google Maps has most of the details, but take the train to the ferry (it's about half-dozen or so stops on the local off the Shinkansen). Walk out of the station and turn right, then take the first street right to the port. The ticket booth for the ferry is the first door to your right as you're walking down the street toward the docks.
Written May 6, 2014
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