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Zao Fox Village

蔵王キツネ村 | Zao Fox Village

Spend time with 100+ foxes

Photo by Natasha Fox

Photo by Brian Takahashi

Photo by Natasha Fox

Photo by Roger Smith

  • Brian Takahashi

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    Last Update
    February 4, 2019

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  • In the mountains of Zao sits a small fox reserve. Established to study a parasite that affects canines in Siberia and East Asia, Zao Fox Village has become a popular sightseeing destination, drawing fox fans from all over the world. Its highlight is the main enclosure that guests can enter and freely walk around, observing the foxes up close. The reserve is home to more than 100 foxes, plus rabbits and goats.

    There is a designated petting area where adults can pet certain docile foxes with help from attendants. Fox petters will be loaned a special jacket that dampens the scent given off by the foxes and protects clothing. Inside the main enclosure, there is also an elevated feeding area where you can toss treats down to the foxes. Be careful though, as they will fight over treats. As foxes are wild animals, unsupervised petting, hand feeding, and approaching foxes too closely is not recommended.

    While Zao Fox Village has a large open area for you to be with the adult foxes, don’t forget that they have another area where you can hold more docile foxes as well!

    WEBSITEhttp://zao-fox-village.com/en

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    Animals Do & See Family Friendly Hands-on Experiences Mt. Zao

Details

ADDRESS

11-3 Kawarago, Fukuokayatsumiya Shiroishi City, Miyagi Prefecture

ACCESS BY PUBLIC TRANSIT

By taxi: 25-min. from Shiroishi Station
By Castle Kun Bus*: Board at Shiroishi Station (Tohoku Line)
*Runs Tuesdays and Fridays only.

ADMISSION

Adults: 1,000 yen; children 12 and under: free

CREDIT CARDS

Not accepted

LANGUAGES

Limited English

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

No

HOURS

*Mid-March to November 9:00–17:00*, December to mid-March 9:00–16:00*
*Last entry 30 min. before closing

RESERVATION

Not necessary

CLOSED DAYS

Wednesdays (except national holidays). Open every day in February and August.

PHONE

0224-24-8812

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