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  • Fox bullying.

  • This is amazing.

  • I don't like cute things.

  • In fact the word 'cute' makes me physically sick...

  • all over this, this chair.

  • But once in a while even I'm overcome with cuteness.

  • Up until last week I'd never seen a fox up close before.

  • I'd only ever caught a glance of them from a distance as they're notoriously shy animals.

  • So when I heard of a remote place hidden away in the mountains of north Japan known only as:

  • A place described online as:

  • Some friends and I set off into the countryside to see the village first hand.

  • It turned out to be a little bit surreal and surprisingly fun!

  • Heh, oh my god

  • It's literally a fox village.

  • Oh, god...

  • Aww

  • The first thing we noticed was how the foxes reacted to our presence.

  • Some foxes switched to vibration mode...

  • Others tore up the floorboards in disgust.

  • But most just seemed confused as to why we were there.

  • He's so cool looking.

  • What is it you seek in fox village?

  • And having been warned about being eaten by foxes at the entrance

  • I was a bit wary of how to respond to them up close.

  • Time to get the perfect selfie...

  • With a fox!

  • Oh my god, I'm scared.

  • I'm too scared.

  • And I had reason to be scared!

  • The village has been around for over 20 years and contains over 200 foxes.

  • And when I say village, it genuinely is the size of a small village.

  • Set in a forest with lots of huts and shelters, and even a fox shrine.

  • Shortly after we arrived in the village we found ourselves surrounded by many curious foxes.

  • You are truly at one with the foxes today.

  • This one's eating my sweater.

  • If you can't beat them, steal their camera!!!

  • Come over here, its much better than over there.

  • Your reward.

  • Yes, come, come with my friend...

  • No! F*ck. No! Come back!

  • However, the foxes seemed rather interested in harassing my friend Rachel.

  • After they overheard her refer to the rapper, 'Pitbull' as a good artist.

  • Fox bullying.

  • This is amazing.

  • They stole all your clothes!

  • Having dragged Rachel off into the forest

  • I suddenly found myself surrounded by another group of foxes...

  • Which I took like a man!

  • Oh no.

  • Oh no!

  • Arghh!!!!

  • Help me Rachel!

  • Help me!

  • No!!!

  • Okay, okay...

  • Ah!

  • Clever girl.

  • No!

  • No!

  • What are you doing?

  • What's going on?

  • Enough of this nonsense.

  • After wrestling back my bag we stumbled across a random area with various animals.

  • Including some rabbits, and the surprise highlight of the day...

  • A mischievous crow.

  • Oh my god, you can literally touch a crow.

  • Do it again! Do it again!

  • No!!

  • Hi mate.

  • He likes it when you stroke his beak.

  • Really?

  • Sharla, demonstrate.

  • Am I allowed to touch it?

  • Yeah!

  • I don't trust anything you say.

  • You should, look.

  • What if he stabs me?

  • He's not gonna stab you, he's a crow.

  • He likes people touch his beak.

  • What a lad, what an absolute lad, well done.

  • Having been assaulted by foxes and crows next we were to discover what noise a fox actually makes...

  • As we made our way to a nearby feeding area.

  • There's no doubt fox village is one of the coolest and most unique places I've been to in Japan so far.

  • It was pretty surreal to be near animals that are usually so shy and hidden away.

  • And all the foxes were so friendly and beautiful, and better than cats.

  • Even if you don't like foxes, I can't recommend fox village enough.

  • If you can get there its definitely worth it, to be surrounded by lots of wild animals...

  • That you wouldn't normally see.

  • And to be able to pick them up, touch them, stroke them, feed them, and be bitten by crows.

  • That is literally a pile of foxes.

  • I can't even count how many there are there.

Fox bullying.

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Fox Village, Japan: Cutest Place on Earth

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