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Visiting Japans Bunny Island Okunoshima

Just as we thought Japan couldn’t surprise us anymore, we heard about BUNNY ISLAND! Well, we didn’t have to think twice, we were definitely going… The bunny island, Okunoshima, was formerly used by the Japanese to produce poison gas and other chemical weapons during World War II. For many years, this remote island was unknown to the outside world and kept off maps. Despite its dark history, today this small island in the Seto Sea is probably among one of the most cutest and fluffiest places on earth. There are more than one thousand bunnies living freely on the island today which are taken well care of by visitors as well as the few locals who live on the island; the only bus driver on the island drove at a walking speed to avoid hitting any bunnies on the road. It’s not perfectly clear how the bunnies got there in the first place or why they multiplied so quickly. Some say they were brought for experimental purposes but were set free by factory workers at the end of the war. Also, bunnies “bang like bunnies” (breed fast) and the island is small with almost no predators, making it an ideal breeding place. On a sunny day, we decided to make a day trip to Okunoshima from […]

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