It’s officially called “Okunoshima”, but people know it better as rabbit island, located in the Inland Sea of Japan, in the Hiroshima Prefecture. The island got its name because of the numerous wild rabbits that roam the island; they are rather tame and will approach humans. Continue reading for a video and more information.
The island now has a hotel, a six-hole golf course and a small camping ground. Visitors are able to swim in the clean water surrounding the island, regardless of the tide. Many rabbits live in the island. Hunting these creatures is forbidden and dogs and cats may not be taken onto the island. The ruins of the old forts and the gas factory can be found all over the island; entry is prohibited as it is too dangerous. Since it is part of the Inland Sea National Park system of Japan, there is a resource center and across the way is the museum.