An Akita Museum

A lot of attention is being given to the new Dachshund museum that recently opened in Germany – and why not? What’s not to love about any museum devoted to a purebred dog? But did you know that the Dachshund museum isn’t the only, or even the first such museum?

There is a whole Akita Dog Preservation Society in the city of Odate (Japan) dedicated to preserving the purity of the Akita because of the breed’s importance to Japan, and on the third floor of the Society’s building is a museum devoted to the Akita. The museum was constructed on the 50th anniversary of the Society’s foundation, and it is the only museum in the world dedicated to Japanese dogs. Admission is affordable, and there’s even an Akita goodwill ambassador dog who greets people when they arrive at the building. Road trip!

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