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Miyagi Zao Fox Village

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“fox village”(32 reviews)
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11-3 Fukuoka Yatsumiya Kawarago, Shiroishi 989-0733, Miyagi Prefecture
+81 224-24-8812
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were very unwelcoming. Many of the animals had chains around their necks and held in concrete areas with nothing to lay down on. Absolutely horrible conditions for these foxes. When the staff brought out a fox to be held by visitors, it was...More

1  Thank Lynne T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Do wait for the fox hugging experience which costs 600 yen at 11am if you are going in the morning. Treats cost 100 yen at the feeding platform area where you can snap lots of photos of the fox fighting each other for the food....More

1  Thank Michellengps
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just came back from a 3 week trip to Japan with my little sister and the Fox Village is the only place I visited which I didn't like and made me quite sad. The place is not big enough for the amount of animals...More

4  Thank Carelia_W72
Reviewed 7 August 2018

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 29 July 2018 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

8  Thank chantal d
Reviewed 21 July 2018

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

10  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 BengBengS2
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

8  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
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Arvin Jarrel A
19 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" :(