April 22, 2021

This Fox Village in Japan is Probably the Cutest Place on Earth (+20 Pics)

We’ve heard about the bunny island and cat island, but there’s also a Fox Village, where six different types of foxes, including red foxes and the rare silver foxes, romp and play together in a battle for your attention and for your food, too.

Zao Fox Village, located in Japan’s Miyagi prefecture is a magical oasis of cute foxes. For 100 yen or about 85 US cents, visitors are provided with food, but because the foxes are not domesticated, they are cautioned against hand-feeding them or bringing small children into the Fox Island.

Foxes in Japan are considered to be sly tricksters, some in Japan also believe them to have mystical powers or that they are messengers of Inari Okami, the Shinto deity of fertility, prosperity, and rice.

Check out these magical fox pictures.

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Souctine

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Danny Villeneuve

Tatsuro Shimono

Handai Fox

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Momizi Lin (left) | Yik Yuh (right)

Chi Nao

Hiroto Ue

Tatsuro Shimono

Handai Fox

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Maguny Annisin

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Mura Kumo

Handai Fox

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For more info: japantravel.com (h/t: kotaku)