The Akita dog breed, a designated National Treasure, traces its roots to Akita prefecture. They have round ears, stocky bodies, thick necks, large heads, and curly tails which define their distinctive look. But beneath their sturdy exterior are lovable, gentle personalities.
The story of Hachiko, an Akita dog who stayed loyal to his master, even after his master’s death, is famous throughout Japan. His story was made into a film, “Hachiko Monogatari”, and a bronze statue of him stands watch outside Shibuya Station, Tokyo.
Address : Yubinbango017-0897 Odate, Akita Prefecture Sannomaru 13-1
Telephone number : 0186-42-2502
Hours : 9:00 to 16:00
Rates : Adults 100 yen, children 50 yen
holiday : Saturday afternoon, holiday