It’s always better to have a local show you around.
Like in Odate City, of Japan’s Akita prefecture, the birthplace of the ever-adorable Akita dog. Here, you can take a tour with the doggos around the city on Google’s Street View, or as the platform calls it, “dog view.”
Google Japan strapped cameras on the back of two very good doggos, Ako and Asuka, who are your guides to the city’s sights.
From their point of view, one of the city’s main attractions is the bronze statue of a famous Akita dog, Hachiko, famed for his unwavering loyalty. Hachiko returned to Shibuya station daily to wait for his owner to come home from work, nine years after his death.
A bronze statue was erected at Shibuya station, but another sits in Odate City’s station too.
In “dog view,” you can also check out a snowy trail, the city’s open-air footbath, plus of course, the Akita dog museum. Here are the other places you can check out, all from a dog’s point of view of course.
It’s another in a growing series of dogs crashing Google’s Street View. There was this dog that caused quite a kerfuffle when it was pictured following around a camera which was exploring South Korea’s Jukdo island last year.
Then there’s this blog dedicated to spotting dogs on Street View. You can never have too many good boys and girls on the internet.
[h/t The Verge]