An Unforgettable Miyagi Zao Fox Village Adventure with Aileen! 🇯🇵

Hi everyone!

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 ~

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I could not stop taking photos!!

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Look how excited and happy I was hahaha

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Miyagi Zao Fox Village (宮城蔵王キツネ村) + Hobonichi With Me (ほぼ日手帳) 

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Zao Fox Village Website | Access Guide in English | Google Maps

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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.. >_<)

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A photo of sleeping fox is enough to get through the day, haha!

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Let's start with the fun day narration, shall we? ;)

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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.

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For navigation, I recommend using Hyperdia.com or Google Maps.

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We just slept and took a rest during the entire trip ~

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Lol, this camera totally made our faces flawless haha

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Never thought I would visit Fukushima (even just for a stopover) this 2016!

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Eki stampu ~

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THE VIEW + Aileen's company = <3

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When we arrived at Shiroishi station, we decided to have a quick lunch. We just bought bento and ate inside the JR station where they had seats. This is how you enjoy traveling while saving some money at the same time, haha!

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The taxi ride was so worth it, too! The view was amazing!

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Here we are!!

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We paid 1000 yen each for the entrance ticket. :)

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It felt like we rented the entire place, haha!

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Super friendly fox making me fuzzy inside hahaha

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Slowly getting used to their company...

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SO FLUFFY I WANNA HUG!!!

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OMG, just.. Awwwww..

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SUPER CUTE

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THAT FACE HUHUHUHU :")

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Awwww ~

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Hi guys

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FLUFF FLUFF FLUFF

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Feeding station ~

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We paid 100 yen for the treats ~

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The foxes are very playful so it's not allowed to feed them if you're not in the feeding station...

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CUTIE

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OMG THE FACE of the fox at the bottom center is just epic

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If you are planning to visit this fox sanctuary, maybe cold season is the best season! I saw some photos of foxes playing in the snow.. and they're just the cutest!!

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All the kitsune things

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Fox tails

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Vulpix, where you? Haha

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Of course, I got some stickers!

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Just had to get one!

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Beautiful view while inside the shinkansen ~

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Going back to Tokyo ~

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Bye bye, shinkansen!

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Explored Ueno a bit and influenced Aileen to take home some eki stampu souvenirs haha

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Gotta complete 'em all~ lol

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Stopped by at Yamashiroya Toy Store in Ueno.. just because

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TOTORO HEAVEN

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Gudetama ~

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And of course, a date wouldn't be complete without a purikura!

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Journaling time ~

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Hope you guys enjoyed the foxy photospam entry!

Love, カイラ

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