See as dogs do with Google Japan’s dog-eye view

When we’re not daydreaming of places like Japan, there’s a good chance we’re thinking about dogs. Now the two have come together and the best part is, you can experience digital travel from behind a screen. Scratch that, it’s always better to travel in person!

For now though, procrastinate just a little longer and virtually venture to the snowy north of Japan. Google Street View enlisted the help of Ako and Asuka, Akita dogs native to the mountainous region of Japan, Akita and Odate, to give us a dog’s perspective of the city. Wearing tiny cameras on their dog-friendly harnesses, the pair patter through the snow, showing us the famous statue of Hachiko, a hot spring footbath at the Otaki Onsen Tsuru, and the Akita Dog Museum.

You’ll have to click around to move locations, which could easily look like you’re working hard…

Love dogs? You’ve still got a couple of minutes to check out our Year of the Dog travel guide


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Diandra Soliano

Our resident Wander Woman with a passion for languages, big cities and bronzer. When she's not listening to The Smiths a little too loudly at the office (after hours!), she can be found singing along to the soundtrack of Les Miserables with her two cats for an audience.

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