Known as one of the best places in Japan to see foxes, the Zao Fox Village, located in the mountains near Shiroishi, is home to at least six different types of foxes. The "village" features a petting zoo-like area, but you can venture further into an open area where foxes roam freely.
Foxes are a well-known animal in Japan and this village is a very popular site for visitors. Filled with information on history and cultural significance, this sanctuary offers more than the opportunity to interact with animals.
With the mythical feel of the sanctuary, it seems to be a truly special place. But, most visitors would be quick to share that their favorite part of the visit was viewing the different varieties of foxes, because they are so darned cute.