Akita Dogs Haru and Hana Welcome Visitors to Akita Hot-Spring Resort

Guide to Japan Travel

Visitors to Furusawa Onsen, a hot-spring resort in Akita Prefecture, enjoy a warm welcome from the resort’s two Akita dogs, Haru and her daughter Hana. Spending some time with the two fluffy canines is a great way for humans to relax and relieve stress. The pair now attract many domestic and international tourists. And their breed, also known by the Japanese name Akita-inu, has won wide recognition outside of Japan. Haru and Hana look forward to meeting and greeting you!

(Originally published in Japanese. Created in cooperation with Cable Networks Akita.)

animal dog Tōhoku Akita Akita-inu