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Akita Dog Museum

A one of a kind museum dedicated to Japanese dogs

The museum displays a range of artifacts and materials relating to the history of Akita dogs.  It was built to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Akita Dog Preservation Society and is the only musuem in the world dedicated to Japanese dogs.

A stature of Hachiko, an Akita who gained fame through loyalty to his master, stands outstide the museuem.  The statue faces Hachiko’s birthplace in southern Odate.
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Further Information

13-1 Aza Sannomaru Ōdate City,Akita
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Business hours
From 9:00 to 16:00
Afternoon of August 13
December 28 to January 3
Mid-November to late-April:Saturday afternoon, Sunday, public holidays
Adult– ¥200 
30 people+ ¥100
Child– ¥100 yen
30 people+ ¥50


[Akita Dog Museum]
13-1 Aza Sannomaru Ōdate City,Akita