Zao Fox Village: Cutest Fox Heaven in Japan
A hidden gem filled with foxes in Northern Japan
Zao Fox Village may be a little difficult to get to if you are a first timer to travel in Japan. In that case, it’s highly recommended to join the tour including Zao Fox Village.
▽It is also easy to arrange your Shinkansen ticket to Zao area from Tokyo▽
‘FOX’ is a small wild canine which has vary in color. They are omnivorous which means can eating both plant and animal. Fox characteristics are upright triangular ears, a long narrow snout and a brushy tail. In natural, there are 37 species of foxes with almost about 10 years life cycle. Their size is small to medium which weigh around 13 lbs for male and 11.5 lbs for female, when compared to domestic dogs and wolves.
A lot of people maybe consider foxes as dangerous animal. But in general, foxes aren’t harmful to humans or other pets unless you try to catch them with your bare hands. There have been some cases that foxes have attacked human, but it’s not a common situation such as they are extremely lack in food.
There are many foxes which adapt well to human environments. So, some of them are raised to be pets which became tamer and more dog like. However, if you want to have a fox as a pet, you should to know the law and have to get a permit. In case, if your country or city has an ordinance against owning foxes, and you buy them that means you’re breaking the law and you’re in the wrong.
Because of foxes are one of the most amazing, adorable and mysterious animals in the world, I strongly introduce you to know a special place where you can also feed and hold them as much as you want! Zao Fox Village is the fox’s sanctuary home which is located in Miyagi Prefecture in Japan. Over 100 of 6 different types of foxes such as silver foxes, blue foxes, platinum foxes are freely roam living here.
The foxes will get close to you and you can feed them with yummy food 🙂 It’s a very fun activity but there are some rules that you have to follow for your safety.
Zao Fox Village (Miyagi Zao Kitsune Mura)
Address : 11–3 Kawarago, Fukuokayatsumiya, Shiroishi-shi, Miyagi-ken 989–0733 Japan
Access : Take the bullet train to Shiroishi Station. Then, take a shuttle bus
Castle Kun Bus, only Tuesday and Friday : For detail information, please check out on official website as follow
Yakushi-no-Yu Shuttle Bus, runs everyday : For detail information, please check out on official website as follow
Hours : 9:00~16:00
Closed : Open every day
Fee: Adult (13 years old~) 1,000 yen / Children (up to 12 years old) Free / *Animal Feed(optional) 100 yen/a bag
Official Website : http://zao-fox-village.com/en
If you’re in love with foxes or nature, I highly recommend you to make a chance to visit there. ‘Zao Fox Village’ is one of the best spots in Japan where you must go and see foxes!
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