Zao Fox Village

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Fox Village (Photo: Leung Cho Pan / 123RF)

Zao Fox Village (宮城蔵王キツネ村) is located in the Shiroishi mountains of Zao, a one-hour drive from Sendai and is Japan’s largest fox zoo. This large, open-air facility is home to more than 100 foxes who are regularly inspected for parasites.


While animal-based travel destinations may offer unique opportunities for interaction and observation, it is considerate to research and choose establishments that uphold high standards of animal welfare, such as proper care, ethical practices, and conservation efforts.



Kawarago-11-3 Fukuokayatsumiya, Shiroishi, Miyagi 989-0733 (Directions)


9:00 - 16:00 Closed now

Opening Hours

Monday 9:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 9:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 9:00 - 16:00
Thursday 9:00 - 16:00
Friday 9:00 - 16:00
Saturday 9:00 - 16:00
Sunday 9:00 - 16:00
Holidays 9:00 - 16:00



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General Amenities

  • Shops


Zao Fox Village can be reached by bus (Castle Kun Bus, or Yakushi-no-Yu shuttle bus), or car/taxi (20 min from Shiroishi Station).

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