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Takehara-shi

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  • Day16

    Haseninsel

    September 20, 2019 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Damals im und vor dem zweiten Weltkrieg wurden auf dieser Insel giftgas bzw chemische Waffen hergestellt. Als testobjekte mussten die Hasen herhalten, die heute die komplette Insel besiedeln.

    doris frutiger

    wie süss sind die😍

    9/20/19Reply
    Sebastian Manka

    War auch nicht schwer bei der Menge an Hasen haha :D

    9/20/19Reply
     
  • Day590

    Okunoshima Rabbit Island

    July 25, 2020 in Japan ⋅ ☁️ 27 °C

    We started the morning by going to a park where Hiroshima castle was located. We went up and about and finished the castle which was quite similar to Odawara castle in terms of the layout. We grabbed some udon for lunch while Sol sort of separated a bit from the group and we got on a train to the docks to catch a ferry to Okunoshima. Here, the apartment owner sort of caught us with more people than I booked for and was arguing a lot which really put me in a sour mood, it turned out okay though. My friends were quite supportive. We got our tickets and soon we were cruising to Rabbit Island.

    There were pretty much rabbits everywhere, but the island itself was actually an old world war 2 bunker, it even had some gas chambers. We got some left over veggies on the ground and fed it to the rabbits. Aside from the rabbits, Okunoshima was very beautiful, with beaches and forests, several hiking trails that offer amazing vistas all around. We thoroughly enjoyed going around the place. There were a few moments that stood out though, when an eagle flew towards Mariam, her scream was so funny, shouting at the top of her lungs "Blyat!" We also saw a half-eaten rotten bunny corpse, it was truly a wild island with lots of predators up and about to control the rabbit population. We circled around and stopped by a beach to enjoy the wonderful view and take some pictures. Afterwards, we headed back to the docks and turns out we were at the wrong one, it was a good thing someone pointed it out or else we would have missed the last boat back.

    On the train back, we saw the most amazing scarlet sunset and on the walk back to our place, we were able to play with fireworks with some guys by the river. Then we proceeded to have the biggest party inside the apartment, while also learning how to fold paper cranes from Mariam. I brought them home with me and use them as decorations for my room.
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Takehara-shi, 竹原市