Dog Friendly Activities in Japan

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in Japan, we can point you towards the nearest off-leash dog park, the most popular dog beach, a really great hiking trail, and lots of other places to play with Fido.

Pet Friendly Yoyogi Park dog run
Yoyogi Park dog run Off-leash dog run in the back of Yoyogi Park divided into two secitions for large and small dogs. See Details
Pet Friendly Ueno Park
Ueno Park Ueno Station is an urban oasis in Tokyo. The park is a mecca of culture, art, wildlife, natural beauty, incredible architecture, and of course, cherry trees! Thousands of people (and dogs) gather in the park during cherry tree season to celebrate the beautiful pinkish-red blossoms that brighten the sky. Throughout the park, you’ll also see beautiful shrines and temples. See Details
Mejirodai Sports Ground Dog Park Small Dog park at edge of sports ground. Dogs do need to be pre-registered (proof of vaccine) before you can use it. Registration at the park building. See Details
Honmoku Sancho Dog Run Small but lively dog park in Honmoku Sancho Park, on the hill behind Baytown shopping center. Temperament test and registration (including proof of vaccinations) is required at the first visit. See Details
Hachiko Statue In 1920’s Japan, Hachiko the Akita accompanied his best friend, Hidesaburo Ueno, to the Shibuya Train Station in central Tokyo every day. Hidesaburo would get on the train and go to work as a professor at Tokyo University and Hachiko would wander home, only to return at the same time every evening to walk home together. One such evening, the loyal Akita went to the train station as usual and waited patiently at his spot outside. Minutes turned into hours, but there was still no sign of his owner. Hidesaburo never arrived. Sadly, the professor had passed away earlier in the day and never caught the train home. Every morning and evening for the rest of his life, Hachiko returned to the station just in case his best friend ever came back. A decade later, he passed away peacefully outside Shibuya Train Station of old age, waiting until his final breath for his friend Hidesaburo to return. Hachiko’s story will live on forever as a statue outside the station, proving the bond between humans and their dogs can never be broken. See Details
Pug Cafe Living Room The Pug Cafe Living Room in Kyoto is a dog cafe where you can have a snack with 12 pugs. You can also visit with pets. Admission includes one drink, one human treat, a dog snack set and one hour inside for a fee of 1.200 yen on a normal day. See Details