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Miyagi Zao Fox Village

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11-3 Fukuokayatsumiya, Shiroishi 989-0733, Miyagi Prefecture
+81 224-24-8812
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So-so... Depends on your approach

Zao Fox Village is really far out of the way for people to travel to. It's not in a city that's... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Don't see foxes every day

We planned a trip here after seeing some popular YouTubers' videos. We had visited Nara and... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good35%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
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11-3 Fukuokayatsumiya, Shiroishi 989-0733, Miyagi Prefecture
+81 224-24-8812
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Zao Fox Village is really far out of the way for people to travel to. It's not in a city that's easy access, because it's in the wilderness. The rules are pretty strict- these aren't domestic foxes after all. They can nip you and leave...More

1  Thank Korinirin
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We planned a trip here after seeing some popular YouTubers' videos. We had visited Nara and Ōkunoshima Island on a previous trip to Japan and we knew there were more cute animal experiences to be had. We also had a plan to visit Jigokudani Snow...More

1  Thank SPEL1990
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We travelled 5 hours by bus and then train and then another bus to get here and honestly I could have cried. There were so many foxes In tiny wore cages. It was like being at a fox battery farm rather than sanctuary. We also...More

5  Thank Eloise H
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

tldr; the foxes are cute but don't appear to be taken good care of. Not worth the trip out to the village. Let me start this off by saying that you have to love foxes to spend an entire day traveling out to the fox...More

7  Thank Kaija C
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

a couple of the foxes are in very small cages (which haven't even a solid ground--> just a fence) and it seems like most of the animal get way to less to eat. Additionaly the fure of the (free) foxes is in a very bad...More

5  Thank LazarusNr1
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

The place lets you sit and hold a baby fox and lets you get a picture with them too. There are other animals that you can pet or see, rabbits, goats, donkeys, pigs, oh and foxes of all types and colors. There is a "wild"...More

Thank Greg A
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

For more inquiries please contact @japanlocaltrip from instagram. Ther is admision fee its good to bring your children too

Thank Aditya M
Reviewed 27 May 2017

this places was one of the highlights of my trip a must see for any animal lover the staff are very nice it has a great gift shop .

Thank James W
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

I thought this was great. Think zoo for foxes but more "hands on". Foxes galore. Yes it smells a bit pissy, some fight and others have come off second best but what do you expect? It is full of wild foxes! Lots of cute little...More

3  Thank PaulaTamworth
Reviewed 3 May 2017

It was a very neat experiece to be able to walk through an enclosure of semi wild foxes. However, I was disappointed that I had traveled all that way and had no kits to hold or any I was allowed to pet at the time...More

Thank Ciera A
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16 April 2017|
Response from Mariana F |
Hello Erin, I visited Japan this April and went to this park in Miyagi. If anything , at least for me, it's not much like a wildlife park but more of some sort of zoo. there were foxes wandering free but also some who were... More
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Response from Mark L | Reviewed this property |
Hey mate. It's easy as to get to from Sendai. We just jumped on the Shinkansen from Sendai station to ShiroishiZao. From there we caught a taxi from right outside the station which cost just over 4000yen one way. There is a... More
3 February 2017|
Response from Ariel B | Reviewed this property |
In the front area where there are caged foxes and a few other animals, it's supposed to be that those ones are in need of medical attention, and thus semi-quarantined from the larger group. I don't know if this is the real... More