Guided Tour JR Pass
Inland Sea, Rabbits, and Modern History
This scenic island, as yet relatively undiscovered by international tourists, can be fully enjoyed in a day tour from Hiroshima Station. A hiking around the island includes an easy climb to the observatory where you will be enchanted by views of the Inland Sea and its islands. The tour also gives you a rare chance to learn the modern history of Japan when Japanese militarism went wrong and took its toll on many people in Asia. The island once formed part of the Geiyo Sea Fortress, hosted the Imperial Army’s only one poison gas factory, and was taken over by the US forces as an arsenal at the time of Korean War. Bring veggies for wild bunnies, as they welcome food from your hand.
The available of the tour is informed upon request. The starting/ending time will be dictated by the train/ferry schedule of the tour day.
Tour Fee a party:
The similar standard with the other HOT tours basically applies but the tour fee depends on the tour day’s itinerary dictated by train/ferry schedule. The itinerary and tour fee are advised upon inquiry.
4 hours, more or less
Meeting Time & Point:
Meeting time is advised upon inquiry.
Meeting point is JR TADANOUMI station.
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Finishing Time & Point:
Finishing time is advised upon inquiry.
Finishing point is TADANOUMI PORT.
How to get to the Meeting Point by train:
Transfer to the meeting point is advised upon inquiry.
No cancellation fee. Please make sure to inform the guide before the tour day in case you have to cancel either by mail or phone. Should any emergency occur to force you to cancel the tour on the tour day, please try to call the guide asap.
・See guide’s blog articles for more about the island: Okunoshima where rabbits live & Where did Okunoshima bunnies come from? http://jasmine-rosemary.blogspot.com/p/okunoshima.html
Reservation & Inquiry:
- Light and Shadow of Okunoshima – 2012-04-28 14:06:18 JST (UTC+9)
It’s a lovely island, no doubt about that. But you’ve got to know a grim fact that lies behind it. Let us be brave and face the shadow cast on this enchanting island. In this photo is a former power station built for the army’s poison gas plant operating during WWⅡ. Don’t worry you’ll be happy visiting the island after all. Bunnies everywhere help. They are LIFE itself.