27 April 2014 09:30 | By Suzanne Gielis and Maureen O'Hare
Japan's weird animal islands

Take your pick from Japan's rabbit, cat, deer and monkey islands



Take your pick from Japan's rabbit, cat, deer and monkey islands (© Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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  • Take your pick from Japan's rabbit, cat, deer and monkey islands (© Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
  • Ōkunoshima (© Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
  • Abandoned poison gas factory (© REX/Aflo)
  • Poison gas museum (© REX/Aflo)
  • Ōkunoshima (© Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
  • Feral rabbits (© Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
  • Rabbit island (© Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
  • Tashirojima, the 'cat island' (© Tohoku Color Agency/Getty Images)
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The Japanese know how to do cuteness with style. While the rest of the world is still pussyfooting around with cat cafés, in Japan they have whole islands dedicated to fluffy, big-eyed animals. We're talking rabbits, cats, monkeys and deer. Swipe or click through to find out more.

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