If rabbit island or cat island hasn’t sold you yet on visiting Japan, here’s another reason to go there: fox village. Opened back in 1990 and located in the mountains near Shiroishi, ‘Zao Fox Village’ is a sanctuary where hundreds of free-roaming foxes eat, live, work, and play.
The village is home to 6 different fox breeds, including the silver fox, the platinum fox, and the Japanese red fox. Visitors can enter the village for 100 yen (around less than $1) and feed the foxes. Petting and hand-feeding the foxes are highly discouraged as they are not domesticated. Bringing kids to the premises is also discouraged.
In Japan, foxes are seen as tricksters with magical powers. They are also believed to be messengers of Inari Okami, the Shinto diety of prosperity, fertility, and agriculture. You can find out more about the fox village here.
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