Your heart is probably touched by Hachiko's story about the dog's loyalty to its owner. The dog's popularity is spread throughtout the world and in case you didn't know, there is a museum dedicated for this loyal dog located on the place where the real Hachiko came from, Akita Prefecture!
Hachiko is an akita. A breed of a dog native from Honshu Island and was considered as the national dog of Japan. The museum was founded by the Akita Dog Preservation Society and was constructed on the 50th anniversary of the Society's foundation.
Photos, documents and audio visual presentation to learn about Akita dogs is exhibited in this museum. Different statues and miniatures of Akita dog can also be seen inside the museum.
The museum is not the big to walk around for a very long time, the photos, statues, miniature, documents about the Akita dog is found in the third floor of the museum.
Take a train from the Hanawa Line and get off at Higashi-Odate Station. From there, the museum will be a 18-23-minute walk away.
The museum opens at 9:00 to 16:00
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and National Holiday.
Admission Fee is 100 yen for adults and 50 yen for children.
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