Last week, my friend Aileen and I went to Zao Fox Village in Miyagi Prefecture. It was around 2-3 hrs. worth of commute from Ueno and it was super worth it!
I was actually feeling quite hesitant to go with our original plan because there was an earthquake in Fukushima again 2 days before the trip (where we had to stop by and change trains)…. but we still went for it! I’m just so glad that I was able to spend such a lovely day with the foxes with Aileen. I super love her and her blog and she is really one of my biggest inspirations when it comes to taking risks and pursuing a life filled with colorful travels. She is one of the BEST travel bloggers out there & I’m pretty sure you’d agree with me if you’re also a follower of her blog. Her blog is just sooo packed with useful & summarized travel information (+ other info like how to start a blog, how to earn online, etc.). So please, do give her lots of (blog) love because she deserves it! 🙂
Now, let’s get on with the cute fox photos! Haha ~
I could not stop taking photos!!
Look how excited and happy I was hahaha
Miyagi Zao Fox Village (宮城蔵王キツネ村) + Hobonichi With Me (ほぼ日手帳)
Zao Fox Village Website | Access Guide in English | Google Maps
It was such a special day because it actually snowed.. and it was NOVEMBER. Autumn x Winter combination was so BEAUTIFUL!
(though you gotta admit, it’s really climate change.. >_<)
A photo of sleeping fox is enough to get through the day, haha!
Let’s start with the fun day narration, shall we? 😉
So Aileen and I met up at Ueno station at around 6AM. Since she had Japan Rail Pass (which I highly recommend every JP tourist to get one especially if she / he likes to go on day trips outside Tokyo often), she didn’t have to pay for the shinkansen (bullet train). For one ride, I paid around 9,000+ in total. My total transpo spending for the entire trip was around 22,000 JPY.
When we got there, we just took the taxi / cab and split the fare between two. It was around 3,870 JPY (one ride) I think.
For navigation, I recommend using Hyperdia.com or Google Maps.
We just slept and took a rest during the entire trip ~