1-Day Guided Tour of Okunoshima Rabbit Island & Takehara

Overview

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.

Highlights

  • Visit Okunoshima, home to hundreds of wild (but friendly!) rabbits
  • Explore the historic city of Takehara, with numerous well-preserved residences and buildings
  • Make a bamboo pinwheel at a traditional workshop
  • Guide and transport to and from Hiroshima Station included

Key Information

Important Information

• Lunch is not included on this tour • Children aged 5 and under go free • Tour guidance will mainly be conducted in Japanese - Please fasten your seatbelt while on the bus - Please arrive at the bus ticket office at least 10 minutes before the bus departs - At each stop, please return to the bus by the designated time; the bus will not wait for latecomers - Guests with a fever and/or other COVID-19 symptoms will not be allowed on-board. Please travel only if it is safe for you to do so

Description

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!

How it works

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

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