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Facilities information

General guidance

Shibuya Station of the Taisho era when Odate-shi-born Chuken Hachiko waited on for an owner as for the sightseeing in Odate-shi interchange facilities "Akita Dog Visitor Center" was built as a model.
A statue of Hachi-ko which stares straight at JR Odate Station recalls me to those days.
The clock tower of 18 meters in height is a sight, too.
In the hall, there are the Akita Inu exhibition room which can see the Akita Inu museum which I can study happily and pretty Akita Inu about a characteristic and a history of the Akita Inu, the souvenir corner which, in addition, Akita Inu goods and a specialty of Odate can buy.

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☆Akita Inu exhibition room☆
9:30-16:45 (there is the break of the dog)
Rest room day: On Monday (when Monday is a holiday weekdays, the following day a rest room)

<closed day>
December 31, January 1

<entering a building charges>
Free of charge

Request at the time of the entering a building

You sterilize it with thermometry, and please enter it.
As a result of thermometry, a certain person and person in poor physical condition, please have entering a building 37.5 degrees Celsius or more.
About the mask wearing, I decide to entrust it to a personal judgment. (the staff copes by mask wearing.)
In addition, I ventilate it with the sterilization in the hall regularly in this museum.

Notice of facilities

The hall

The beautiful spiral staircase which feels the feelings of the craftsman up to space and the details of the opening-like colonnade.
A photograph of Shibuya Station at the time is posted on the entrance right hand side space for the second generation.

Akita Inu museum

The origin and a characteristic of the Akita Inu, display about the Akita Inu including the story with overseas celebrities are varied!
The stuffed toy tower which piled up the quite popular stuffed toy which played on the model more than 160 in "MASARU" given Russian skater arena Zagitova is a photo spot of the best part;
In addition, I introduce a photograph and the episode of the pet dog which had you apply from the whole country in "a favorite Akita Inu section".

Akita Inu exhibition room

Visit to for free
business hours 9:30-16:45
⚠️ rest room the sun and the moon day (as for the cases such as holidays weekdays, the following day)
※I may take the break of the Akita Inu at any time

You see genuine Akita Inu and are surprised at size of the Akita Inu, and please be healed by the face pretty kindly.
The Akita Inu is faithful to an owner, but does not often take to you other than the owner and the person knowing it well. I may seem to be salty treatment, but that is also "a figure of the Akita Inu".
Therefore there is much Akita Inu that it is hard to be touched other people. You want more customers to enjoy "a figure of the Akita Inu", and, also, please note that you do not perform so-called "contact" in consideration for a health side of the Akita Inu and the security of the customer in this museum.

[at the time of the visit ask]
  • Please do not beat glass.
  • Please do not show me the thing moving intentionally including a stuffed toy and the key ring. A dog reacts to the movement and may be hurt in excitement.
  • The photography is possible, but please refrain from the flash.
  • An Akita Inu exhibition room, the Akita Inu museum declines the entrance of the pet dog. (the assistance dog is excluded)

I keep it in mind to be able to spend Akita Inu in peace in the exhibition room.
I am tired of playing and I may be sleeping, but do not perform the act such as letting you wake you up by force and do a performance.
In addition, the Akita Inu has a big body, but the heart is very gentle and is delicate. A small event may suffer from a trauma. I would like understanding and cooperation to avoid the stress of the dog.
Please enjoy a plain figure near the daily life including the state to depend on a figure and an owner running about in an exhibition room. 

※For prevention of new coronavirus infection spread, I have you refrain from the admission to the Akita Inu exhibition room, and it is said that it is only a visit to glass etsu shideno from an adjacent Akita Inu museum. I would like understanding and cooperation.

Souvenir corner

We have Akita Inu goods and the souvenir such as local brew, which you can only get in Odate.


[visit time]
※The visit period until the early April and late November
※I may stop the visit in the vehicle at the time of the bad weather.

The Aogaeru is the railroad carriage which former Tokyu (current: Tokyu) applied from 1954 through 1986.
It was got close to the greener painting by a nickname of "the Aogaeru" at the time of service by the vehicle appearance with the round amiability. Because railroad companies such as Nagano, Kumamoto, Fukushima obtained this vehicle by transfer and were applied after the retirement by the substitution to a new vehicle for a long time in each place and obtained the vehicle which Tokyu saved after operation in 2006 by transfer from Shibuya-ku, as a symbolic monument of the station square, I carried the role of the tourist information center.

And Shibuya Station was transferred to a motif and "the Akita Dog Visitor Center" which I did as a symbol of Shibuya and the further friendship of Odate now for the second generation when Chuken Hachiko waited on for a return of the master while utilization of "the Aogaeru" which watched the cityscape with an image of Chuken Hachiko in Shibuya-ku where large-scale redevelopment advanced to was explored.

Railroad park

no charge for admission
It is at the position of about 100m on the east side from the place Akita Dog Visitor Center building.
※Cannot enter by car.

The terminal of the Kosaka railroad which performed freight and the passenger transportation such as the ores which were ever mined in Kosakakouzan where the amount of mining production was number one in Japan is Kosaka railroad Odate Station, and Akita Dog Visitor Center is built in the ruins. I just leave a rail at the time and can know the history of the prosperity from a showpiece.

Row a handle; a truck

Truck service information
[period] 2023/4/29-11/5
[time] 10:00-16:00 ※There is a case of raining it out.
[rate] One once 100 yen (non-school children for free)
[ride] To four people

Use the abolished line of the old Kosaka railroad in front of a parking lot, and run 300 meters in total length in the Akita Dog Visitor Center; "a hand rows it, and is for a limited time by truck", and travel.

The ride number of people or the condition row a handle, and "they, please identify the following than truck information".


business hours 9:00-16:30
business period from April to November (plan)
※We may change it by the situation of the climate including the snowfall.
 Half day 300 yen
 500 yen a day
※The half day until four hours. I calculate as a day when over four hours.

It is needed to have you agree to the matters mentioned in the case of the use of the rent-a-bicycle.
①You observe traffic regulations, and do not do the act that keeps road unsafety and becomes the traffic disorder of the walker.
②You are not allowed to lend the bicycle to the third party.
③About the used accident of the rent-a-bicycle, we do not take any responsibility.
④After the use of the rent-a-bicycle, please return it by 4:30 p.m. of the rental day. In addition, please contact me during use if there are any trouble points.
⑤During use, we may demand a suitable expense from a customer for theft, the loss of the key, the damage by the fault of the customer.
⑥Please contact a manager by all means beforehand out of necessity when you cannot return it by 4:30 p.m.

Manager contact information Odate-shi tourist information center (Odate-shi tourist association Akita Dog Visitor Center) 0186-57-8120

To the customer with the child

The nursing room

In the nursing room of the private room, we are fully equipped with a washstand, a diaper switchboard, a chair for the nursing.


It is a 2-minute walk from JR Odate Station!

From the distant place to a coming customer

Parking lot

[normal car parking lot]
The accommodation number: About 100
※Priority parking space: Four
A rate: Free of charge

Large parking lot

We establish the space for exclusive use of the large car for five.

Please refrain from the parking without permission

Please refrain from the parking to the Akita Dog Visitor Center parking lot without permission.

To other customers come to trouble you.
The rental of parking lot making a reservation does not accept it.
In addition, it disturbs the snow-removal work for the winter season.

I would like understanding and cooperation.
※I may close a parking lot without a notice
Sightseeing in Odate-shi interchange facilities
"Akita Dog Visitor Center"
1-13-1, Onaricho, Odate-shi, Akita

[management room]
[souvenir, guidebook]
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