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Fox Village In Japan Is Probably The Cutest Place On Earth
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Fox Village In Japan Is Probably The Cutest Place On Earth

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Apparently, Japan is covered in magical and irresistibly cute animal sanctuaries. 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 probably for your food, too).

This magical oasis of cute foxes is called Zao Fox Village, and it’s located in Japan’s Miyagi prefecture. 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.

As is the case in the West, foxes in Japan are considered to be sly tricksters. However, 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. If you’re not convinced, you can check out these magical fox pictures! Scroll down to learn more about Fox Island and its fluffy mischevious inhabitants.

More info: japantravel.com (h/t: kotaku)

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I joined Bored Panda as an image editor back in 2014, during its early stages. It's been quite a journey since then! Over time, I transitioned through different roles until I eventually became the Content Lead. In this position, I now oversee the creation of the viral content published here on Bored Panda. While my primary focus lies in raising awareness about important social issues like gender and race equality, as well as mental health topics, I also enjoy sharing lighter content, such as memes, cat images and intriguing world curiosities. Outside of work, you'll likely find me engaged in one of five activities: planning a vacation, browsing thrift stores, experimenting in the kitchen, watching movies, or spending quality time with my two cats.

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iamadisneyprincess
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Do you think that it would be bad if I just borrowed a fox and never give it back?

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EdwinLesperance
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love foxes. I know they CAN be domesticated, and they are the perfect blend of cat and dog.

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SèveLyndsayArthur
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's exactly what I was thinking! They, obviously, look more like dogs, but they have some cat-ish looks and ways... Close to perfection !

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iamadisneyprincess
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Do you think that it would be bad if I just borrowed a fox and never give it back?

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EdwinLesperance
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love foxes. I know they CAN be domesticated, and they are the perfect blend of cat and dog.

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SèveLyndsayArthur
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's exactly what I was thinking! They, obviously, look more like dogs, but they have some cat-ish looks and ways... Close to perfection !

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