The best way to get directions is to have a very loyal dog to guide you, and now thanks to a partnership between the city of Odate in Japan and Google, you can tour part of the city from the point of view of a very fluffy Akita.
Odate is part of the Akita prefecture, the birthplace of Akita dogs. Dogs are an important part of the city's history: the Shibuya station even has a bronze statue of Hachiko, an Akita famous for its loyalty to its owner (he continued to wait for it at the train station nine years after his death) . To honor the ties of race with the city and give everyone a good dose of beauty, two working Akita dogs called Ako and Asuka were brought in to capture pieces of the city from their point of view.
Image: Google Maps
With cameras attached to dog-friendly harnesses, the two Akitas traversed a snow-covered mountain trail, the Odate outdoor footbath, the Roken sanctuary ("Old Dog"), the Hachiko statue and, of course, the Akita Dog Museum. Every look at Google Maps not only gives you a panoramic view of the locations, but because the cameras are placed on the back of the Akitas, the frames are full of their adorable poofy heads. Turn around and you will see their floofy tails. These are very good guys.
If this seems familiar to you, you may recall that another dog accidentally became a tour guide on Street View last year, when a series of shots hit the Kakao & # 39; s Daum map in South Korea. Odate could be on purpose and help in tourism, but I like to think that this is the beginning of a trend. More doggo guides, please.