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Zao Fox Village

Shunsuke W.

5.00(3) reviews
English, Japanese (Native)
4 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

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.

Meeting Point

Sendai Station or anywhere you like around Sendai downtown area

Meet at Sendai Station

Arrive at Shiroishi Station and take a taxi to Zao Fox Village

Explore Zao Fox Village

Ending Point

Sendai Station, Shiroishi Station, or anywhere you like

What to Expect

You can see cute foxes' life so closely.

The foxes are pastured in a small hill surrounded by a fence.

All foxes in the village are artificially bred and tamed.

So there is no fear of Echinococcus infection.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

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)

Important Information

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.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we meet somewhere other than Sendai Station?

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.

Is there any cheaper transportation to the Vollage?

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.

Is there any other sightseeing spots around 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.



William K.

Jun 9, 2019

Customized Half Day Sendai Tour

My wife is a true Hanyu Yuzuru’s fan and that’s the main reason why we decided to spend half day (on our way to Akita) in Sendai to visit his birth place and hometown. If triplelights allow us to give Shunsuke a six stars rating, we are more happy to do so. Shunsuke diligently planned a special tour to make sure my wife can experience her “Yuzuru” experience, Shunsuke even went beyond and helped my wife to get the limited Yuzuru subway pass two months before we arrived. He understand our group is traveling with an elderly and pre arranged taxi service besides using the subway. Shunsuke is very communicative, patient, courteous and accommodative. We decided to schedule another half day trip with him when we travel back from Akita to Tokyo. Anyone who is interested in exploring the beautiful Sendai should hire Shunsuke.

Shunsuke W.

Thank you for the great review. I had a great time with you and your family, too. Hanyu Yuzuru is a hero to Sendai people. I am so glad that he attracts many fans to Sendai.


Murat T.

May 3, 2019

A Very Memorable Tour in Matsushima Area

Shunsuke was a great tour guide with a lot of experience, he planned our tour carefully and also took into account my preferences about what to do along the way. I wanted to see the cherry blossoms and he took me to a park on the hills of Matsushima where the view of cherry blossoms together with the view of Matshusima Bay area was amazing! I wanted to try some of the local food and he took me to a local restaurant for a great sushi course and famous local oysters. Of course, we also visited all the important monuments in the area, even witnessed a real buddhist wedding ceremony in Zuiganji Temple! Every step along the way, he told me about the importance and the history of the places we visited. I really enjoyed the tour and also learned a lot from him. I would highly recommend Shunsuke as a tour guide to anyone planning to visit Matsushima area..

Shunsuke W.

Thank you very much for a great review. I am glad that you I enjoyed the tour in Matsushima. You were interested in many things in our local town, which made me happy. I also had a great time with you.


Revance victoria V.

Apr 29, 2019

The View is Great and Nice Tour Guide

Very Welcome..and Have The Right Time To See Wonderful Scene...Great Job

Shunsuke W.

Thank you very much for the great review. I am glad you enjoyed the tour. I also had a great time with you and your family.

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