Adorably, you can see their fluffy ears and curly tails as you pivot around in any spot.
According to Google, shooting the footage was a pretty enjoyable. A YouTube video released by Google Japan shows the process of shooting all the footage for the Google Maps — and it looks like the Akitas had lots of fun bounding through the snow.
If you’d like to go on a walk with Asuka, he'll take you on a tour through the city’s best attractions, including a statue of Hachiko, Odate City’s most famous dog, whose loyalty to his owner, Dr. Ueno, inspired several books and films.
He also mapped out the city’s old dog shrine, hot spring footbath of Otaki Onsen Tsuru, and the Akita Dog Museum.
Google intends to keep filming locations during different seasons and capturing new locations that are more popular with locals.
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