The island of Ōkunoshima is known for its feral rabbits that are quite friendly to humans.The rabbits are descendants of those released on the island after WWII. Tourists can feed the rabbits and in fact, the rabbits rely on them for food. You don`t have to look long for rabbits as they were run towards you to beg for food. But when tourists don’t come, the rabbits lose a major source of their food. If you do feed them, make sure you only feed them healthy vegetables that are safe for rabbit consumption.
The island can be accessed by train and ferry from Hiroshima station or Okayama station in around three hours. By car, it is an hour and half from Hiroshima city and 2 and half hours from Okayama city.