Odate City is where ”Hachi, the Faithful Dog” originated from and where the original Akita breed ”Odate dog” was born. Recently the city has promoted tourism on the growing reputation of the Akita breed and participants will have a chance to see the dogs during the event.
This event course received an award for ”the Most Unique Course” in the 24th Japan ONSEN Gastronomy Walking 2018. The course gives participants a unique experience by starting from the promenade of the Nagaki mountain stream surrounded by lush forests and continues along the old railroad tracks of ”Kosaka Railroad” which terminated operations in 2009. While strolling by the world’s largest wooden dome on the way to Furusawa Onsen, the famous Akita dogs of Furusawa Onsen, Haru and Hana, will greet participants. ”Meat Exhibition in Odate 2019” will be held on the same day and Akita dogs will be present for petting. Come meet Akita dogs while enjoying selections of meat and local food prepared with a plenty of natural, seasonal ingredients. Ease yourself and relax at the end of the tour at ”Odate Onsen Area” which has been designated as a National Spa Resort by the Ministry of the Environment!