We headed north to Zao (don’t worry, the Tokyo natives hadn’t heard of it either) on the shinkansen – a super fast train. The ride was smooth and relaxing. There we went to the fox village, which is a cross between a wildlife preserve and a zoo for foxes. They had other animals there too, such as goats, a crow, and rabbits, but the main attraction was the foxes. We fed the foxes and then got to briefly hold one. Very soft and fluffy.
From there, we took the train to Toyama bay to see the squids. None had washed up on the beach like we had hoped, but I enjoyed the walk with my wife anyway. We were getting tired, so we went back to the hotel for a late night noodle snack and then to bed.