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Rabbit Island


Hiroshima
8:30 hours
up to 8 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
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Itinerary

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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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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At Hiroshima Station
Ending Point At Hiroshima Station

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

The grand Tori Gate of the Itsukushima shrine in Miyajiam is fully covered with scaffold now due to its replacement work. The city government has started to investigate its condition to identify the damage and will decide a replacement or repair method. The completion period has not been set.
However what Miyajima has is not only the Tori Gate. 14 % of the whole island was designated as a world heritage site. The gate is just part of it and I believe you still cannot miss this beautiful island even the gate itself is covered unfortunately. Thanks for your understanding.

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

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you come to pick us up at our hotel ?

Yes, no problem.

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Clive Clive Japan
Excellent
5 days ago

“ Mayumi - an excellent guide ”

Mayumi collected me from my hotel reception area and we embarked on our Central Hiroshima and Okonomiyaki (Local Food) Tour. The Peace Park and Museum was a moving experience with the stories of the survivors being as harrowing as those poor people who died on the day or shortly after. Mayumi's father was also badly affected by the bombing and Mayumi told me about his involvement with the recovery and clean up mission of the city. The walk around the park and seeing the atomic bomb dome complimented what I had seen in the museum. Finally, we enjoyed some of the local speciality, Okonomiyaki. It was delicious! Thank you Mayumi for a wonderful afternoon.

MAYUMI:

Dear Clive, I appreciate your excellent review. I am very grateful to know you enjoyed the afternoon tour with me and you also had fun at the Hiroshima castle with full of Chrysanthemums and the Miyajima island on the following day. Yes, although most people in Japan or in the world are likely to point to cherry blossoms as a symbolic flower of Japan, actually the diplomatically official Japanese flower can be the 16-petal chrysanthemum used for the imperial seal or their family crest, which may be seen on the cover of Japanese passports or on the top of the tori gate of the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo and so on. Please come back to Japan to explore it more, next time with your family. Sorry, the rugby world cup is not going to be held here anymore for a while, though....Lol. Best, Mayumi.

Kristine Kristine Philippines ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Great time spent in Hiroshima. Thank you very much Mayumi! ”

We are a family of 8, with kids included. Mayumi had helped us plan for our Rabbit Island and Hiroshima Trip from start til we parted ways in Hiroshima Station. She had provided us with the best possible itinerary and had been very accommodating to all our queries and concerns. During the tour proper, she was able to explain in detail the history, the place, the people and allowed us to really have a great experience of what Rabbit Island, Hiroshima and Miyajima has to offer. We are all grateful and appreciative of what had transpired in these 2 days. We will definitely consider going back to Hiroshima-Miyajima and even explore other areas nearby in a much longer time. Thank you so much Mayumi for taking care of our family last October 28 - 29, 2019.

MAYUMI:

Dear Kristine, I highly appreciate your amazing review. It was surely my pleasure to have served you all as a guide. Yea, you know how to enjoy yourselves and find joy in anywhere. I also very much enjoyed the days I spent with your family... which was a lovely memory, indeed.. Please visit Hiroshima-Miyajima area again to find more joy and fun around here. And give my big bear hug to Johann and Hannah, please! They are just adorable. Thank you so much again. Best, Mayumi

stephane Stephane Singapore ( Solo )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ great time in hiroshima with MAYUMI ”

i spend a great day visiting Hiroshima with MAYUMI. she knows city very well and will guide you to many hidden gems in city. She also helped me to book my train ticket for next day and it was really good thing as train was full.

MAYUMI:

Dear Stephane, Thank you very much for taking the time out to leave such a wonderful review. It is great to know you enjoyed the tour with me. Wish you good health and happiness. Best, Mayumi

John John United Kingdom ( Friends )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Hiroshima ”

A very nice knowledgeable lady Who looked after us really well Would recommend to anybody

MAYUMI:

Dear John, I thank you very much for your wonderful review. Two more days!!... will pray for England victory. Best, Mayumi

Steve Steve United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ An excellent day spent with Mayumi ”

Mayumi guided my wife and I and another couple around Hiroshima and Miyajima Island. She was very personable and tried at all times to take care of us. She was knowledgeable about Japanese history and culture. Her early years in the U.S. showed in her very understandable English skills. One in our group has bad knees, and Maymi hired a taxi to minimize walking. We were pleased with our day spent with Maymi.

MAYUMI:

Dear Steve, Thank you so much for taking your valuable time for this wonderful review. I really appreciate it. I am glad to know you enjoyed my tour in Hiroshima. Because of the typhoon, we were so worried about the itinerary of your cruise ship, though. It was my great pleasure meeting you all at the port as planned. Please give my best regards to your gracious wife, Margaret. Best regards, Mayumi

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