Feb 10, 2015

So Apparently There’s a Fox Sanctuary in Japan

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In the mountains near Shiroishi, Japan you will find Zao Fox Village where nearly 100 foxes freely roam. Located in the Miyagi Prefecture, the fox village consists of a wide variety of structures, houses and objects (including statues and a Shinto shrine) for the foxes to climb, explore and rest.

Photograph above by @_moke_x2 on Twitter

 

 

 

To get to the fox village you must travel 20-30 minutes by car or taxi from Shiroishi Station. Admission is approximately 1000 Yen ($8.40 USD) for adults and 400 Yen ($3.35 USD) for children. In addition to the forested area there is also a petting zoo with other animals like miniature horses, goats and rabbits. You can also purchase food for the foxes at an additional cost.

 

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Photographs by @handai_fox on Twitter

 

 

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Sources

Official Site (in Japanese)
Japan Tourism: Zao Fox Village
Kotaku: You Can Experience Fox Heaven in Japan

 

 

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Photographs by @handai_fox on Twitter

 

 

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