There's an island overrun with bunnies in Japan, and of course we have pictures
Would you believe us if we told you that somewhere in the Pacific Ocean lies a tiny island inhabited by friendly rabbits? Yes, it’s true! There is actually such a thing as “Rabbit Island.” It’s called Ōkunoshima, and it’s located in the Inland Sea of Japan.
First of all, the island has an unusual backstory. During World War II, the Japanese Army used the island as a poison gas facility. Between 1929 and 1945, Japan produced five different types of poison gas on Ōkunoshima.
During that time period, Ōkunoshima was kept a secret. As a result, locals were told to stay away, and it was even removed from local maps.
Today, the island is overrun with rabbits. As for how they got there, it seems like no one is actually sure. But however they did, they certainly made their mark. Rabbit Island is now a major tourist destination. People flock there either to make some furry bunny friends or visit the resort and golf course on the island. Of course, the abandoned chemical factories and military forts still exist. And they serve as a sobering reminder of the island’s past.
Despite its history, Ōkunoshima is possibly the cutest island in existence today, thanks to its adorable long-eared population.
Finally, here are some photos that will make you want to board a plane to Rabbit Island ASAP.
The bunnies just come right up to you!
And they don’t appear to be even the least bit afraid of humans.
Nope, definitely not scared. Just hungry.
And, from the looks of it, they’re ready to crawl all over you.
Because it’s largely uninhabited, the rabbits just lounge around wherever they please.
And they’ll eat right out of your hand.
But most importantly, they’re all adorable.
BRB, moving to Rabbit Island.