In a mountainous area in southern Miyagi prefecture, there is Zao Fox Village.
It is a zoo that specializes in foxes.
You can closely see more than 100 foxes that are walking around in the village.
You can even feed or hug and stroke them.
Feel free to personalize this offer with SHUNSUKE.
transportation fee (you and guide), entrance fee of Fox Village (1,000 yen), additional fee for feeding foxes (100 yen) and hugging foxes (400 yen)
Zao Fox Village is closed on Wednesdays.
We will use train and taxi to get to Zao Fox Village.
The train fare is 760 yen for one way, per person.
If you use shinkansen(bullet train), the fare would be 1,620.
If you have Japan Rail Pass, you can use it.
The taxi fare would be around 4,000 yen for one way.
【About Zao Fox Village】
The admission fee of Zao Fox Village is 1,000 yen per person.
We will walk in the village full of foxes.
So please wear comfortable shoes.
You can touch or feed foxes only at designated times.
You are not allowed to do that at any other occasions.
You can feed foxes at 10:00 a.m.
It costs additional 100 yen.
You can touch and hug foxes at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
It costs additional 400 yen. read more
Yes. The nearest station to Zao Fox Village is Shiroishi Station(for regular train), or Shiroishi Zao Station(for shinkansen, or bullet train). If you like, we can start our tour at Shiroishi Station or Shiroishi Zao Station.
There are direct buses from Shiroishi Station to Zao Fox Village.
However, they have only one bus in the morning only on Tuesdays and Fridays.
And the buses usually get very crowded.
So I recommend we use taxi from Shiroishi Station (or Shiroishi Zao Station) to Zao Fox Village.
There is a castle (rebuilt about 20 years ago) and samurai house near Shiroishi Station.
If you like, we can visit them after Fox Village.
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Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
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