OMG, There's A Rabbit Island In Japan!
There's an island where rabbits rule. They're well fed, free from predators, and spend their time chilling and lounging under the sun.
These tame and cute little fellas are known to chase down tourists for food
We honestly don't mind being swarmed and ambushed by a group of fluffy bunnies...
"Give me food, human!"
But wait... how did all these rabbits end up in a random island?
The island actually has a dark history behind it.
Between 1929-1945, Okunoshima Island was the site of Japan's secret chemical-weapons-production factory during World War II. The army produced poison gases, which were tested on rabbits.
Some claimed that the rabbits that live there now are relatives from the ones freed from the soldiers when the war ended. Another theory suggests that a number of rabbits were brought to the island by students back in the 1970s.
Bunnies aren’t the only reason you should visit the island. It’s also breathtakingly beautiful!
You can go on hikes at numerous scenic trails around the island as you soak in the ocean view. There's also a museum where you can learn all about the island's history.