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Scroll to the bottom of this page for the Tadanoumi-Okunoshima ferry schedule.Located about an hour’s drive past Kure from Hiroshima city is the island of Okunoshima.
On a visit in late summer of 2016, we wandered around the whole island on foot, feeding bunnies and catching Despite the beautiful, family-friendly view of the island and its surroundings. For the 16 years it was operating, the island was kept off maps and residents told to keep its poison gas factories secret.
It was fun for all of us to feed the fluffy little bunnies, not annoying like the deer on Miyajima island that are only cute until you have food in your hand.
I am always impressed at each visit that they seem very well fed and protected by both the residents and visitors to the island.
There are also abandoned barracks in the hills which were storage facilities for weapons and ammunitions- these areas are all clearly labeled and their history described on boards in both English and Japanese.
According to this Japan Times article, the island produced 5 types of chemical gas which was mostly used in warfare in China.