Like rabbits? Visit Okunoshima, Japan’s rabbit island! As well as frolicking with the island’s residents, you’ll make your own bamboo pinwheel in the historic city of Takehara, famous for its samurai residences and bamboo crafts.
In the Seto Inland Sea, south of Hiroshima Prefecture, lies a secret. Okunoshima Island didn’t even appear on maps during the Second World War, as it was used to test chemical weapons. Nowadays, you’ll find something very different if you visit: rabbits! Hundreds of wild bunnies now call the island home, and are known for being calm and friendly around humans. On this guided tour, you’ll visit Okunoshima — Japan’s rabbit island — as well as Takehara City on Hiroshima’s mainland. This historic city is home to many well-preserved buildings from the Edo period (1603–1867), including aristocrats’ residences and warehouses that attest to its history as a port town. The city is also well known for its bamboo crafts, making everything from tableware to delicately engraved lampshades. When you visit, you’ll experience this culture firsthand as you make your own pinwheel out of local bamboo in a traditional workshop. This guided tour includes transport by coach to and from Hiroshima, as well as a ferry to and from Okunoshima Island. Get ready for the perfect combination of traditional culture and fluffy friends!
1. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive an email with a QR code, which will serve as your e-ticket 2. Your ticket is fixed-date; once you receive it, you cannot request for cancellation or a change of date 3. On the day of your tour, please arrive at least 10 minutes before the bus departs. Present your QR code (printed or displayed on your smartphone) at the bus ticket office just outside Hiroshima Station’s Shinkansen Exit