Rabbit Island is a small island in between Hiroshima and Shikoku that houses more than 300 bunnies you can visit! If you're in Tokyo, it's a train ride and a short 12 minute ferry ride to the island. The interesting thing about the island -- which is actually named 'Okunoshima' -- is it was at one time "a top-secret military site manufacturing poison gas." It's since become a site school children visit for educational field trips. However in 1971 supposedly a group of children let eight rabbits go and the island has since become over run with them!
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Now people visit the island to play with all the bunnies, who are as big as dogs and cats. The bunnies have no fear; they allow people to pet them, they play, they ask for snacks, and do all sorts of cute things you would expect of bunnies. You can even take a 'Lets Play with Rabbits' tour!
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So the next time you're in Tokyo head on over to Rabbit Island for furry fun!
(Source via travel.cnn.com)