The island of Ōkunoshima, located in the Inland Sea of Japan two miles off the coast of the city of Takehara, is also known as Usagijima or Rabbit Island. This island is home to over 1,000 wild rabbits and features campsites, historic sites, and walking trails for visitors to enjoy.
Ōkunoshima’s bunnies are safe from predators, since hunting, cats, and dogs are all banned. Though these rabbits are wild, they will approach non-threatening humans. Not only are bunnies adorable, they are symbols of fertility and luck.
Feeding the rabbits is actually discouraged, because they have particular digestive systems. But if you—like the many who have visited before—simply can’t resist feeding a bunny, look up what rabbits eat before bringing a treat. Rabbits are herbivores, meaning they like fruits and veggies, but certain ones, like avocado, cabbage, potato, tomato and some fruit seeds are not healthy for rabbits.