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Saturday, April 5, 2014

This Is The Greatest Place In The Known Universe. Take One Look And You’ll See Why.

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Ōkunoshima, Japan, is a place that you’ll want to see before you die. Why? Because it might just be the cutest place on earth.

It’s known as Rabbit Island and that’s because it’s inhabited by hundreds of adorable bunnies. A couple decided to go camping on Ōkunoshima, and they got up close and personal with some of the adorable residents.

You’ll be so jealous.


The couple was biking through Japan when they decided to stop at Ōkunoshima.
This Is The Greatest Place In The Known Universe. Take One Look And You’ll See Why.

It is about 40 miles east of Hiroshima, then just a short 10 minute ferry ride.
This Is The Greatest Place In The Known Universe. Take One Look And You’ll See Why.

There are hiking trails and campsites that visitors frequent, but the real attraction is the rabbit population.
This Is The Greatest Place In The Known Universe. Take One Look And You’ll See Why.

The feral rabbits living on the island are quite tame and will approach humans.
This Is The Greatest Place In The Known Universe. Take One Look And You’ll See Why.

Especially if you have some snacks to offer them.
This Is The Greatest Place In The Known Universe. Take One Look And You’ll See Why.

They were a big fan of the snacks.
This Is The Greatest Place In The Known Universe. Take One Look And You’ll See Why.

This Is The Greatest Place In The Known Universe. Take One Look And You’ll See Why.

The rabbits were allegedy used to test chemical weapons during WW2.
This Is The Greatest Place In The Known Universe. Take One Look And You’ll See Why.

The island was even left off the map, a hidden secret.
This Is The Greatest Place In The Known Universe. Take One Look And You’ll See Why.

But after the war, when the experiments ended and the plants shut down, the rabbits were released.
This Is The Greatest Place In The Known Universe. Take One Look And You’ll See Why.

Now, 70 years later, the bunnies control this island.
This Is The Greatest Place In The Known Universe. Take One Look And You’ll See Why.

Although, there is now a hotel, a six-hole golf course and a small camping ground.
This Is The Greatest Place In The Known Universe. Take One Look And You’ll See Why.

Visitors are also able to swim in the clean water surrounding the island, regardless of the tide.
This Is The Greatest Place In The Known Universe. Take One Look And You’ll See Why.

When they’re not too busy playing with the rabbits, that is.
This Is The Greatest Place In The Known Universe. Take One Look And You’ll See Why.

The staff keeps the island clean and well maintained, even though there are a lot of bunny droppings around.
This Is The Greatest Place In The Known Universe. Take One Look And You’ll See Why.

Visitors can buy rabbit food for the residents while they are there.
This Is The Greatest Place In The Known Universe. Take One Look And You’ll See Why.

Any visit would basically be a never ending stream of cuteness.
This Is The Greatest Place In The Known Universe. Take One Look And You’ll See Why.

This Is The Greatest Place In The Known Universe. Take One Look And You’ll See Why.

Which is why you should probably visit this island at some point.
This Is The Greatest Place In The Known Universe. Take One Look And You’ll See Why.
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Rabbit Island may be a world away for most people, but the allure of a remote island filled with hundreds of adorable, friendly rabbits? That’s real motivation to take a vacation. Ōkunoshima should go on your bucket list.

Source: Viral Nova & Reddit
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