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Miyagi Zao Fox Village

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“fox village”(39 reviews)
“open area”(6 reviews)
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11-3 Fukuoka Yatsumiya Kawarago, Shiroishi 989-0733, Miyagi Prefecture
+81 224-24-8812
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like to see animals kept in tight cramped and poor conditions, this is the place for you. Really disappoint trip. Please avoid.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank elgriff2000
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

This place was absolutely horrific. it’s fulsely adertised, it claims its “ free range” and a happy place. the foxes were in tiny cages,( so small they could not move much) some had chains around there ankles. They had rabbits for sale for £1.30, Ponnies...More

Date of experience: November 2018
15  Thank Elle N
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

THIS IS NOT AS ADVERTISED. All the nice photos you see are taken in one part of the enclosure where the foxes have some space to roam, however other parts have cages and cages full of foxes with little to no space to move. Other...More

Date of experience: November 2018
13  Thank sewooxo
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

The place offers some fringe activities that requires fees, such as the opportunity to carry a fox for 600 yen, feed the foxes from a raised platform for 100 yen per food pack, etc. Entrance to the venue was 1000 yen per person. All payments...More

Date of experience: October 2018
6  Thank IvanC272
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

My wife loves animals. Really loves animals. Our visit to this place was intended as a key moment for our 18 day long trip. And it was, but not the way I hoped. The foxes seem to be poorly treated, skinny, scrawny and living in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
15  Thank Brent_of_Toronto
Reviewed 10 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
16  Thank Lynne T
Reviewed 6 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Michellengps
Reviewed 31 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
19  Thank Carelia_W72
Reviewed 6 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

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Maria C
Reviewed 28 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

Date of experience: July 2018
21  Thank chantald788
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25 November 2018|
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Response from Maria C | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know for sure but must be— Zao is the name for the mountain/mountain chain If you are there anyway, I would certainly visit the foxes
19 May 2018|
Response from carolyni393 | 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