If you’re in the Miyagi Prefecture of Japan and want to frolic with free-roaming foxes, you might want to take a trip to Zao Fox Village. This sanctuary will make you feel like you’re in a fairy tale kingdom of foxes, which happens to include a variety of silver, platinum, and red foxes.
The 6 different breeds of foxes present at this sanctuary are free-roaming and move about as they please.
Like in western culture, foxes are seen as clever little creatures in Japan.
In Japan, foxes are associated with Inari Okami—the religious deity of fertility, rice, and prosperity that takes the form of a fox.
They are also represented as cunning shape-shifters in Japanese folklore.
The fox village has continued to have visitors, since it first opened in 1990.