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It’s True: Japan Has an Island Full of Lots of of Bunnies

Wednesday, October 4th 2017. | Tips and Tricks

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You could have heard of the pet-crammed island in Turks & Caicos. Or perhaps you’ve dreamed about taking a visit to the Bahamas’ island of swimming pigs. Nicely, prepare so as to add a brand new vacation spot to your lovable-animal-journey bucket record.

The island of Ōkunoshima, located off the coast of Japan within the East Sea, is residence to a whole lot of bunnies, incomes it the nickname “Usaga Jima” or Rabbit Island. Its fluffy, hopping residents are extremely-pleasant and love individuals. Although Marriott’s Traveler website suggests bringing some gloves with you in order that your fingers don’t get nibbled, the 4-legged furballs are in any other case utterly innocent.

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The island has a much less-than-cute historical past, nevertheless. Throughout World Struggle II, Ōkunoshima was a manufacturing website for chemical weapons. The check manufacturing unit was shut down after the warfare, however many suspect that the bunnies are literally a remnant of the wartime experiments. Rumor has it that in the present day’s inhabitants are descended from bunnies introduced over to the island as check topics. A happier concept suggests that a group of scholars introduced various rabbits to the island, the place their inhabitants grew to the tons of that fill Ōkunoshima as we speak. Are you able to guess what number of hours of sleep a day bunnies want?

Nevertheless they obtained there, although, at present the island’s bunnies thrive in a peaceable setting. To make sure that the rabbit inhabitants faces no threats from predators, canine, cats and another animals which may threaten them are banned from the island. People, nevertheless, are inspired to pay a go to. Ōkunoshima is accessible by way of a brief ferry journey from the primary island of Japan, Honshu. When vacationers disembark, they will purchase a bag of rabbit meals for one hundred Japanese yen—solely about ninety American cents! (This meals could also be good for the bunnies, however do you know you shouldn’t feed bread to geese?)

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As if the fluffy locals weren’t sufficient of a cause to go to, the island additionally has a lodge, campgrounds, a golf course, and delightful seashores. (These 10 seashores have the clearest water on the earth.) When you’re wanting up flights to Japan proper now, we don’t blame you within the slightest.

Subsequent, get a take a look at the pair of lovable cats that travels throughout Japan!

[Sources: traveler.marriott.com, The Guardian]

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