One of the Places You Must Visit in Your Lifetime: The Zao Fox Village in Miyagi
Animal lovers, this is your dream come true. Can you imagine walking in a village where foxes roam free? You can take pictures with them and even touch them if you want. If you spend the day at the Zao fox village, please find below the information on how to get there, and where to eat around the village to have the most magical day!
The Zao Fox Village
There is an area to feed them from an elevated area.
You can walk into the wild area and the foxes roam around freely around you. But of course, they are wild animals, so you have to stay careful.
There are all different types of foxes to see, so it makes for a very interesting experience.
There are also different animals to play with, such as rabbits, goats, donkeys, etc.
It is really worth going if you're an animal lover!
Below is a list of restaurants to try in the area!
How to get to the fox village
-You can take the shinkansen from Tokyo station to Shiroishizao station directly. It takes 109 minutes with the Yamabiko 145. Without the JR Pass, it costs around 10,000 YEN one-way.
-You can also take a bus, it takes about 6 hours to Shiroishi station and costs between 3,000-5,000 YEN. It's definitely cheaper than the train, but takes much more time. So it's up to you to see which you want to save on, time or money. From Shiroishi station, you can take a local train.
-Driving there, takes about 5 hour from Tokyo.
You can either take the Castle Kun bus or the Yakushi-no-Yu Shuttle bus.
-Castle Kun bus departs from Shiroishi station and takes you to the Kawarago Dam.
You can ask the bus driver to stop at the fox town (Zao Kitsune Mura).
-The Yakushi-no-Yu shuttle bus takes you from the Yakushi-no-Yu to the Sendai Station East entrance. (You need to reserve at least three days before).
11-3 Kawarago, Fukuokayatsumiya
Shiroishi-shi, Miyagi Prefecture
The Park is open from 9:00-16:00 everyday.
For children (12 years and younger): Free
If you want to feed the animals, a bag is 100 YEN.
You should try the vegetable one, it is simple, yet delicious!
For ramen lovers, this place is reputed for their ramen, and once you go, you'll know why! Their ramen is quite simple, but oh so delicious! Over the noodles, are two thick slices of pork with bamboo shoots and chives.
Restaurants Mentioned in this Article
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