Zao Fox Village

In the mountains of Miyagi, near city Shiroishi, Japan there is the Zao Fox Village (Zao Kitsune Mura), a village filled with over 100 animals and 6 different types of foxes.

“The first part of Fox Village is more like a petting zoo. There are a few foxes, either in cages or with a collar and leash. There are also some bunnies that you can pet and hold, as well as miniature horses and some goats. This part of the village alone was enjoyable. You can pet the animals and take pictures with them. (…) The main part of fox village is through a door. This area is open, and the foxes can walk around the entire area freely. There are lots of trees and bushes, and you can feel like you are actually out in the wilderness. Most of the foxes are out here, of all varieties and colors. Some will scamper up to you with curiosity, and others will run away. (…) The preserve has structures and little houses for the foxes, and there is a shrine with statues and a torii too. The area is beautiful and fun to walk around in. The Miyagi Zao mountains are also beautiful and scenic. Fox Village is near the town of Shiroishi, which you can take a local or bullet train to get to.” by Rebecca Daum via [JapanTravel]

A great experience, but are we sure that seeing so many foxes in a “village” is better than seeing just one fox into the wild?

You Can Experience Fox Heaven in JapanPhoto: Piccolist

You Can Experience Fox Heaven in JapanPhoto: m1_runrun

Photo credit: Danny Villeneuve

Photo credit: Handai Fox

Photo credit: Chi Nao

Photo credit: Tatsuro Shimono

Photo credit: Justin Velgus

Photo credit: Tatsuro Shimono

Photo credit: Tatsuro Shimono

Photo credit: Maki

Photo credit: Danny Villeneuve

Photo credit: Maki

Photo credit: Danny Villeneuve

You Can Experience Fox Heaven in JapanPhoto: sho77_sekai

Photo credit: Maki

Photo credit: Tatsuro Shimono

Photo credit: Danny Villeneuve

Photo credit: Maki

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Photo credit: Tatsuro Shimono

You Can Experience Fox Heaven in Japan

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4 Responses to Zao Fox Village

  1. They are gorgeous!

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  2. I have never seen one up close, this must have been a wonderful experience! They are much bigger than I thought. Thank you for sharing :-)

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  3. lovely pictures !

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  4. nurain says:

    Fantastic insight into these beautiful creatures’ world

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