It is a special place.
ZAO Kitsune Mura is a unique place in the Northern region of the island of Honshu, in the mountains of Miyagi Prefecture. Here in extensive grounds with a private sanctuary home to more than a hundred foxes of six different types. Despite the fact that there were some wild animals, people they are not afraid, after all, tourists come here often. On the fluffy inhabitants of the village you can not only see, but also touch them and even feed.
In addition to widely known red foxes there are also silver, Arctic blue, platinum, dark and crossed the Arctic Fox, which you can find in the village of Dzao.
Those whom the idea of Fox hostel seems cruel to animals, do not worry because it is quite large, and the foxes have enough space to safely move. Fox also once a year check for the presence of diseases in addition to other preventive measures. For all time of existence of the Fox village was not a single case of infection.
Apart from foxes, more than a hundred, you can pet small goats, rabbits and ponies!
Fox village in ZAO is located in Miyagi Prefecture, about three hours from Tokyo by Shinkansen (bullet train), in addition, will have to pay 3500 yen to take a taxi to reach the village from the train station, so it’s best to go there on the weekends.
Essentially, the Fox village is a mini-zoo with free-range animals. Park visitors can not only freely move on the territory, but also to feed the adorable foxes, observing some precautions.
Despite the fact that the inhabitants of the Park almost tame and not afraid of people, still do not forget that these are not Pets and close contact with them not safe. The rules of communication are: do not feed the animals with it, to approach sleeping animals and disturb them.
The Fox village was opened to visitors in 1990. To get to the magical red-brown Kingdom can for a modest 100 yen, which is less than 1 dollar.
The zoo has its own little sanctuary Japanese goddess Inari, the patron of industry, everyday abundance, rice and foxes.
In Japanese mythology, Kitsune (Japanese foxes) — messengers and the faithful companions of the goddess Inari.
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