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Miyagi Zao Fox Village

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11-3 Fukuoka Yatsumiya Kawarago, Shiroishi 989-0733, Miyagi Prefecture
+81 224-24-8812
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I loved it. It IS an expensive adventure (round trip from Tokyo was $400-500 for two people; bullet train without rail pass + cab $40) Still we think it was worth the time and money. First of all, it is a chance...More

1  Thank Maria C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My expectations were probably to high, however we payed 1000 yen and stayed 5 mins. It’s smells really bad which I can understand, meanwhile when you enter and lots of foxes are in a small cages. We asked if they were there just temporarily,if they...More

4  Thank chantal d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was super-excited to go there, having watched some YouTubers and focusing on the positive reviews in here. I love foxes! I've broken it down: Getting there: We rented a car, so getting there was fine, and we saw some nice views on the way....More

7  Thank Marie-Victoria F
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

It was about 20-30 minutes cab ride away from Shiroishizao Station. It was a day trip from Sendai for us. It was a unique experience to see at a close distance and even touch the fluffy foxes. There is a garden where you and the...More

Thank Beng Beng S
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Read a review (not on Trip Advisor) that called this place the "Cutest Place on Earth", so my 11 year old animal lover begged to come here on our trip to Japan. I ignored all the negative reviews on Trip Advisor and focused on the...More

7  Thank barnabysister
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

This fox village is separate to a few parts, mainly the enclosure where foxes roams around and the other area where those foxes that are for “petting” are leashed at. There are other animals around the village too. There are specific timings where you could...More

Thank MiriamLim
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

The place is admittedly a bit of a mission to get to but I couldn’t pass up meeting some foxes . This place makes me feel a bit conflicted. The open green area they have, seemed well maintained and most of the foxes in there...More

1  Thank Elizabeth U
Reviewed 30 May 2018

This place is a bit difficult to give a clear picture of. First, I would not base a decision off of YouTube videos, those are likely going to be highly edited. I will break it down ranking out of 5 and add some elaboration should...More

2  Thank Construct37
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

The main fox enclosure is huge, with ca. 200 foxes roaming aroung, or sleeping. The foxes are a bit scruffy, in a natural way - dont expect every fox to look like stright from an advertisment. Thats how they look in nature. And dont listen...More

3  Thank Bogusz O
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

My gf and I decided to visit Zao Fox Village during our month trip to Japan and honestly I wish we hadn’t. We had seen the place featured on Chris Broad’s Abroad in Japan YouTube series and I don’t know what year Chris visited but...More

10  Thank Josh M
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20 May 2018|
Response from Carolyn I | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t notice lockers there but I’m not sure. ☺️
26 December 2017|
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Response from Johan G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, just tryin to help here. I think with some attraction in Japan, you have better luck with some help from local. So, in my case, i ask the hotel i stayed to contact them. In the "English" version, the telephone... More
Denise C
2 December 2017|
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Response from Johan G | Reviewed this property |
I think there's a public bus on Friday, but if you insist going on Sat, like us, you must spend some time searching for someone going the same way. For us, we had no luck, and ended up paying "the expensive cab" :(