• It's an island where you can make one lap even if you go around
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  • It's an island where you can make one lap even if you go around
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It is about 15 minutes by boat from Tadanoumi Port in Takehara City. Okunoshima is a small island with a circumference of about 4 km, a little west of the Shimanami Kaido that connects the islands of the Seto Inland Sea. It is a Seto Inland Sea National Park, and you can enjoy the change of nature every season. A swimming beach, a campsite, a lawn plaza decorated with South Sea plants and a ground spread out, and you can enjoy meals, lodging, and hot springs at “Kyukamura Okunoshima,” which is the only accommodation spot on the island. In addition, there are more than 700 wild rabbits inhabiting the island, and it is crowded with tourists throughout the year.

Access to Okunoshima

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Shinkansen, trains, ferries. Transfer various vehicles to Okunoshima

We will introduce the means of transportation from major cities in Hiroshima prefecture (Hiroshima city, Miyajima, Onomichi, Fukuyama, Mihara). Plan well and enjoy a variety of spots.

【From Hiroshima city】
■ Hiroshima Station → (Shinkansen, about 30 minutes, 72 km, 2,290 yen for unreserved seats) → Mihara Station → (JR Kure Line Hiroko, about 22 minutes, 17 km, 320 yen) → Tadanoumi Station → (7 minutes on foot) → Tadanoumi Port → (Kyukamura Passenger Ship or Omishima Ferry , about 15 minutes, 310 yen) → Okunoshima pier
■ Hiroshima Station → (JR Kure Line, about 2 hours, 76 km, 1320 yen) → Tadanoumi Station → (7 minutes on foot) → Tadanoumi Port → (Kyukamura Passenger Ship or Omishima Ferry, about 15 minutes, 310 yen) → Okunoshima Pier
■Hiroshima Bus Center → (Geiyo Bus, about 100 minutes, 1490 yen) Tadanoumi Station → (7 minutes on foot) → Tadanoumi Port → (Kyukamura Passenger Ship or Omishima Ferry, about 15 minutes, 310 yen) → Okunoshima Pier
【From Miyajima】
Miyajima → (Miyajima route, 10 minutes, 1 km, 180 yen) → Miyajimaguchi station → (JR Sanyo Main Line bound for Hiroshima, about 30 minutes, 22 km, 410 yen) → Hiroshima station → (bullet train, about 30 minutes, 72 km, unreserved seats 2,290 yen) → Mihara station → ( JR Kure Line Hiroko, about 22 minutes, 17 km, 320 yen) → Tadanoumi Station → (7 minutes on foot) → Tadanoumi Port → (Kyukamura Passenger Ship or Omishima Ferry, about 15 minutes, 310 yen) → Okunoshima Pier
【From Onomichi】
Onomichi Station → (JR Sanyo Main Line for Iwakuni, about 13 minutes, 11 km, 240 yen) → Mihara Station → (JR Kure Line Hiroko, about 22 minutes, 17 km, 320 yen) → Tadanoumi Station → (7 minutes on foot) → Tadanoumi Port → (Kyukamura Passenger Ship or Omishima Ferry , about 15 minutes, 310 yen) → Okunoshima pier
【From Fukuyama】
Fukuyama Station (JR Sanyo Main Line for Iwakuni, about 30 minutes, 31.6 km, 580 yen) → Mihara Station → (JR Kure Line Hiroko, about 22 minutes, 17 km, 320 yen) → Tadanoumi Station → (7 minutes on foot) → Tadanoumi Port → (Kyukamura Passenger Ship or Omishima Island) (Ferry, about 15 minutes, 310 yen) → Okunoshima pier
【From Mihara】
Mihara Station → (5 minutes on foot) → Mihara Port (Habu Merchant Marine, about 13 minutes) → Suna Port (Habu Merchant Marine, about 17 minutes) → Okunoshima Pier
*Operates only on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays
*Mihara Port to Okunoshima 1,500 yen, Suba Port to Okunoshima 1,000 yen
※There is a free parking lot at Suwa Port.
Limited to Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays! Mihara Port/Suwa Port ⇔ Okunoshima Expressway Route “Rabbit Line
On Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, where Tadanoumi Port is particularly crowded, the gateway to Okunoshima Island, there are 6 high-speed boats a day from Mihara Port, which is about a 5-minute walk from JR Mihara Station to Okunoshima.
It takes 30 minutes one way, and Mihara Station stops on the Kodama Shinkansen, the Kure Line, and the Sanyo Main Line.
There is also a route from Hiroshima Airport to Mihara Station that takes 38 minutes by limousine bus, or you can take the bus to JR Hakuichi Station and transfer to the Sanyo Main Line.
If you are driving, it is convenient to use the free parking lot at Suwa Port.

Round-trip regular route from Takehara Port to Okunoshima “Rabbit's Memories Departure Route” 

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Regular round-trip route from Takehara Port to Okunoshima “Rabbit's Feelings Departure Route”

There is a regular ship connecting Hara Port (Takehara City Minato-cho) and Okunoshima Island.
It takes about 25 minutes one way.
It is possible to tour together with Takehara City Important Preservation Districts for Groups of Historic Buildings.
It is about 7 minutes by bus from JR Takehara Station to Takehara Port.
If you are driving, it is convenient to use the free parking lot at Takehara Port.

Dining and accommodation information on Okunoshima

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Kyukamura Okunoshima reminiscent of a resort

The only accommodation on Okunoshima is Kyukamura Okunoshima. There are also restaurants and hot spring facilities that can be used for day trips (the last flight from Tadanoumi Port is 18:30). If you want to taste seafood well, we recommend staying at the buffet. You can also buy souvenirs such as rabbit goods and local sake from Takehara at the shop. How about a memory of your trip?

How to get around Okunoshima

If you use a rental bicycle, it's easy to walk around the island!
A free shuttle bus runs regularly from the pier

Let's take a walk around the island by renting a bicycle

The means of transportation on Okunoshima is basically walking, but if you rent a bicycle at Kyukamura Okunoshima, you can comfortably walk around the island by bicycle (there are normal, stepped, electric assisted bicycles, and there are also children’s bicycles). The rental fee for regular bicycles is 400 yen for guests every 2 hours and 600 yen for day trips. The electric assist is 600 yen for guests every 2 hours, and 800 yen for day trips. A deposit of 1000 yen is required for day trips (there is a refund after using a rental bicycle). By the way, there is a free shuttle bus from Okunoshima pier to Kyukamura Okunoshima.

Leisure in Okunoshima

There is an ocean view in front of the campsite
Play tennis with your friends in spring and autumn when the weather is pleasant
A private beach located a 5-minute walk from Kyukamura Okunoshima
When the outdoor pool is open, there are shops and float rentals

You can also enjoy camping, swimming, and tennis!

Okunoshima is known as a rabbit island, but you can also enjoy leisure. Rental tents, BBQ stoves, blankets, cooking utensils, etc. are also available. Also, for beginners, you can enjoy a “hands-free camp” with a set of camping equipment and an evening and breakfast buffet, as well as a tennis court with 11 omni courts and hard courts. Of course, it is surrounded by the sea, so it is also popular as a beach in summer. An outdoor pool will also be open.

Scenery from Okunoshima

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Be sure to see the beauty of the many islands of Setouchi that changes from morning to day to night

Okunoshima is famous not only for rabbits but also as a place with beautiful scenery. In particular, the beautiful islands of Setouchi and the sunset that can be seen from the ferry crossing to Okunoshima are excellent. It is also recommended to watch the sunset while soaking in the hot springs of Kyukamura Okunoshima.

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