But how did all the bunnies get there?

Our story has a sad start. During WW2, eight rabbits were brought to the Japanese island of Okunoshima to test mustard gas – however, after Japan was defeated, surviving bunnies were released back into the wild, and they wasted no time getting busy.

The bunnies have created a tourism boom for Okunoshima, as people flock to the island to pet the rabbits; some of which are so tame they’ll jump on your lap for a cuddle (the rabbits, not the people). Tourists also visit to take a trip to the less friendly-sounding national Poison Gas Museum. We think we’d just stick with the rabbits.

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