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Okunoshima Island

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Takehara, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Reviewed 6 days ago

01 July, 2018. The Wife, Junior and I decided to go on a day trip to Japan's Rabbit Island, or officially, Okunoshima. We would take a bus from Hiroshima University to Saijo Station, and a train (to Itozaki) on the Sanyo line to Mihara Station....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank sumantra_travel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a research student in 広島大学, so in my free time, I travel around a lot. If you do not own a car, the easiest way to get to the Ōkunoshima (Rabbit island) is via train. On November 25, I took a ride from...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank 771dominik
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went there november 6, 2018 coming from Hiroshima. I have a JR Hiroshima Yamaguchi pass, so I have all the confidence to ride any type of shinkansen. I was aiming for a 7:46 shinkansen however but wasn't able to catch it on time. So...More

Date of experience: November 2018
5  Thank Roam06002311780
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Traveled to Okunoshima from Osaka. This was an awesome place to visit. Kind of hard to get to but not impossible, just take your time and plan your route ahead of time. At the ferry boat place, it not very expensive and the staff are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

My favourite part of japan. It was absolutely stunning, see photos. And the bunnies everywhere were so cool I got heaps of food from the family mart they have a 500 yen pack where you get 2 lots of pellets 1 carrot sticks and 2...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 88_Gem
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Due to the heavy rainfall earlier in July, the JR Kure Line was down. Other reviewers talked about taking the train to Mihara and then the connecting bus but if your starting point is Hiroshima, there is a daily direct bus that goes to Tadaoumi...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank neminskii
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Let's get one thing straight, this place is an absolute pain in the buttocks to get to. We got a "slow" bullet train to Mihara and dropped our bags off in the lockers. (incidentally, Mihara is a really great place to get an idea of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank BrockGuns
Reviewed 22 September 2018

I was hesitant to visit since the reviews said it's more for kids. I went later in the day intending to only spend an hour. However, upon arrival I wished that I had allotted more time. There is a great opportunity for hiking higher up...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank kellylW6667OZ
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

This is a memorable trip for the girls, we were "greeted" by the rabbits when the ferry arrived on the island. Girls were having so much fun feeding on these cute bunnies. An advice, do bring your own chopped up or torn up pieces of...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Lenastt
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Due to the rain in July, part of JR West Japan was affected. Bus ran between Mihara and Tadanoumi in replacement of the JR. When you buy a ticket to Tadanoumi, you will have to get off at Mihara and change for the bus they...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Dennis M
13 November 2018|
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Response from kellylW6667OZ | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I hope your trip went well. I traveled to Hiroshima by overnight highway bus from Yokohama. You could do the same thing from Shinjuku or Tokyo station. You can also take a shinkansen. From there, you have to travel to... More
6 September 2018|
Response from cpcog | Reviewed this property |
We drove there. If you are in a group of 5, you might consider car rental. There should be bus too but might to another port.
Judith H
13 August 2018|
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Response from emilysato | Reviewed this property |
I think is it best to get to the island around 10 a.m. Not too early but not late either. I heard the rabbits are active in the morning. So you get to enjoy taking photos of them when feeding them. You get to walk around the... More