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Rabbit Island

Unique Experience

Mayumi I.

4.92(86) reviews
8 hours 30 min
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 8 people

Rabbit Island (the official name of this island is Okunoshima) is home to hundreds of friendly bunnies who approach tourists for food. Once this isla...

Meeting Point

At Hiroshima Station

Rabbit Island

Ending Point

At Hiroshima Station

What to Expect

Rabbit Island (the official name of this island is Okunoshima) is home to hundreds of friendly bunnies who approach tourists for food. Once this island was very secluded as a secret base of the Imperial Japanese Army to produce lethal gas during WW Two. For that reason, the geographical location of this island was left off the map for about two decades and workers there were forced to keep it secret. It is not known when and how rabbits were introduced to this island. But because of the poison gas development, it is thought that the test subjects included rabbits. After the war, the island restored peace and got well overrun by bunnies to become a Heaven of rabbits.

Please enjoy being mobbed by adorable creatures and the beautiful nature there.

Without a precise pre-scheduled sightseeing activities, this option lets you customize your day with rabbits on the island. Please be ready for the long journey. It will take more than two and a half hours to reach that heaven by train and boat.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

Transportation fee about 3500 JPY from Hiroshima to Rabbit island as a round trip. Depends on the mode of transportation.

Lunch (you.... and bunnies if you like)

Important Information

After being covered for four years, the Grand Torii Gate of Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, has been revealed!

if you are interested in this tour, please contact me first before your booking.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you come to pick us up at our hotel ?

Yes, no problem.



Mary S.

Oct 17, 2022

Perfectly Planned Tour of The Island Shrine of Itsukushima and Hiroshima.

Mayumi is an excellent and knowledgeable guide. Before our trip, Mayumi sent me an agenda that clearly outlined our day, which included train schedules to make our planning a breeze. In addition, she grew up in the area and related her family's personal experience with the bombing, which added an additional layer to our understanding of how the bomb affected the people of Hiroshima. Having a guide explaining the bombing from both professional and personal experience was invaluable, and I highly recommend Mayumi as a tour guide.

Mayumi I.

Dear Mary I appreciate your amazing review. It was my pleasure to have served you all as a guide. You know how to enjoy and find joy in anywhere. You were always surrounded by smiles and compassion. I also very much enjoyed the day with your group. Thank you again for your thoughtfulness. Mayumi


Maria R.

Oct 17, 2022

Great day with Mayumi-san

We had a great day with Mayumi-san. She recommended us to visit Takehara and Okunoshima and we are happy we followed her advice. Everything went smoothly and Mayumi-san went above and beyond to make sure we are having a good experience and time.

Mayumi I.

Dear Maria-san. I very much appreciate your excellent review. It was surely a lovely day thanks to you and your fabulous family members and yes, thanks to the fine weather, we could enjoy the day more...actually we had so much worried about the weather, right?! (chuckle). Please enjoy another memorable time in Hiroshima before your departure tomorrow. Wish you all happiness, good health and PEACE! Arigato Gozaimashita. Best, Mayumi


Meredith J.

Mar 4, 2020

Wonderful day in Hiroshima!

We had a wonderful day in Hiroshima. Mayumi is wonderful-she shares a wealth of knowledge both on the sites we visited and how to get there. This has been one of the best tour experiences I’ve ever had. I highly recommend Mayumi!!

Mayumi I.

Dear Meri, I appreciate your wonderful review. I was forever grateful that you were able to come to Japan and Hiroshima to share your time and joy wth us. Now we have a difficult time and many sites & facilities are shut down, though. I hope you will have good memories in Japan and come back to fully enjoy next time. Again I was so touched by your consideration and thoughtfulness. Please give my best regards to your son and friends. Thank you very much. Mayumi


Yean teng L.

Jan 30, 2020

A wonderful with Mayumi

My wife and I spent a wonderful day with Mayumi at Miyajima and Peace Park. We were blessed with good weather (despite earlier rain forecast), and more importantly, informative, understanding and helpful guide. We have been to both places previously on our own many years ago. However, with Mayumi as our guide, we felt like we were visiting them for the very first time! Should we return to Hiroshima again, we will certainly engage her as our guide again!

Mayumi I.

Dear Yean san. I appreciate the awesome review you kindly left. I couldn’t be happier. The day I spent with you was surely memorable and joyful. It felt on the auspicious first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, which made it more special for you. I was honored that I could be with you and your gracious wife on that special day. I was also very grateful for everything you two kindly did for me. May every day of the New Year brings you sweet surprises that fill your life with happiness. With gratitude, Mayumi

$329/ per group