Zao Kitsune Mura is a unique place in the northern region of Honshu, in the mountains of Miyagi Prefecture. Here, on a vast territory with its own sanctuary, more than a hundred foxes of six different species live.
In addition to the well-known red foxes, there are also silver foxes, arctic blue foxes, platinum foxes, arctic foxes, and crossbred foxes that you can find in Zao Village.
Those who find the idea of a fox dormitory cruel to animals need not worry, as the territory is quite large, and foxes have enough space to move around safely.
Foxes are also checked once a year for diseases in addition to other preventive measures. During the entire existence of the fox village, there was not a single case of infection.
In addition to over a hundred foxes, you can also pet baby goats, bunnies and ponies!
Visitors to the park can not only move around the territory fearlessly, but also feed the charming chanterelles, observing some precautions.
Despite the fact that the inhabitants of the park are practically tame and are not at all afraid of people, one should not forget that these are not pets and close contact with them is not safe.
The rules of communication are as follows: you should not feed animals from your hands, approach sleeping animals and disturb them.
The fox village was opened to visitors in 1990. You can get into the magical red-brown realm for a modest 100 yen, which is less than $ 1.