Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » News

These Three Shiba Inu Dogs Are Now The Latest Tourist Craze In Japan

Travelers Today       By    MJ De Castro

Updated: Jun 22, 2018 08:41 PM EDT

Text Size: A A A

People visiting Japan have a lot of things on their to-do list. Watch the geishas perform in Kyoto, see the cherry blossom trees bloom, and eat as much sashimi as they can. However, they should not miss seeing the country's most famous Shiba Inus.

The Three Shiba Inus are usually seen poking their heads out in the three square holes of their owner's wall, which is located in a residential street in Shimabara, Kyushu island, situated in the southern region of Japan.

Rise To Fame

The cute dogs have gone viral on social media after Twitter user YU-RI shared a photo of the dogs on Twitter in 2016. The image has been retweeted more than 105,000 times and has garnered more that 150,000 likes. Now, countless photo and videos of the dogs can be seen on social media.

The fluffy peeping dogs, which have been catapulted to celebrity status, are flocked by locals and tourists who want to see them. If the dogs are not in their usual spot, chances are, they will come to the square holes when they are called.

The Shiba Inus are always game for a photoshoot, a hello from a stranger, or even a scratch behind its ears.

The square openings were most likely created in order to facilitate drainage and airflow for the owner's garden. However, the three dogs found a new, not to mention cleverer, purpose for them.

Now, the owner has built a total of 18 holes for the curious pooches so they can see more of the neighborhood, and maybe get more airflow for the plants.

Shiba Inus International Visitors

Because of how popular the dogs have gotten, international guests have added it to the must-visit spots in their Kyushu itinerary. Although people can take as many photos as they want, they are not allowed to feed the dogs. A sign above the holes reads "we'll get upset stomachs, so please don't feed us."

YouTuber Miguel Yeh from Taiwan visited the celebrity dogs and said that the dogs are not just cute, but also nice. Usually, they come out of the window if they hear someone calling them and put their heads through the little openings.

The dogs' owner was also very kind, choosing to hide behind the wall while the YouTuber took content for his channel. Yeh said the owner might not want to disturb him. However, when he asked when he was from, he was shocked to know that he came all the way from Taiwan just to see his adorable pets.

The increase of the dog's visitors proves that there's more to the Land of the Rising Sun than its superb ramen restaurants.

See Now: The U.S. had the highest number of Most Wanted properties, dominating the Hotels.com Loved By Guests Awards 2018

Tags
dogs, japan
© 2023 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Most Popular

6 Tips For Traveling With Young Children

6 Tips For Traveling With Young Children

Planning for a trip takes some time, even if it's just you g

How Traveling Can Make You Happy

How Traveling Can Make You Happy

If you have never traveled before but are thinking of doing so then

Scottish Islands: The Best Places to Reside!

Scottish Islands: The Best Places to Reside!

So there are a few islands that can be found off the Sco

How to Plan a Multi-Destination Honeymoon During COVID

How to Plan a Multi-Destination Honeymoon During COVID

You need to know how to plan appropriately and

7 Tips for Amazing Campus Visits

7 Tips for Amazing Campus Visits

A campus visit's significance could not be overstated. After all, fo

4 Tips For Curating The Perfect Gallery Wall

4 Tips For Curating The Perfect Gallery Wall

Having a gallery wall brings plenty of benefits to your

Water Travel Options That Don’t Involve a Cruise

Water Travel Options That Don’t Involve a Cruise

There is something equally relaxing and invigorati

Photo by Erik Odiin on Unsplash

Things That Will Help Cost-Conscious Vacationers Save Money

There are several ways you can significan

Photo by Mikhail Nilov from Pexels

How to Make Vet Visits Affordable in 2022

If the situation is minor, you might be lucky and get away

Photo by Tim Samuel from Pexels

Know Your Florida Driving Rules

There is so much to do in the region, but we want to focus on some of

Photo by Ging Ang from Pexels

Holidaying in your own Country: Try these Fun Trips!

Many countries are opening their borders, but if

Photo by Jessica Lewis Creative from Pexels

The Best Tech Tools for Expats

Here’s a quick look at most versatile tech tools for expats on the m

Photo by Tobi from Pexels

How to Turn a Road Trip Into A Luxury Adventure

But a road trip doesn’t have to mean living on the

Australian Citizenship Test: Everything You Need to Know

Australian Citizenship Test: Everything You Need to Know

Do you want to become a citizen of Australia

Hair transplant Istanbul: Why is it so popular?

Hair Transplant Istanbul: Why is it so Popular?

Getting a hair transplant in Istanbul is affordable i

What’s Going on with Rental Cars Right Now?

What’s Going on with Rental Cars Right Now?

They are incredibly expensive, and they’re also in sh

Role of Professional companies in International Trade

Role of Professional companies in International Trade

International trade holds great importance in a

The 5 Best Wines from Germany

The 5 Best Wines from Germany

Riesling is Germany’s best-known wine, but the country makes other fi

Here's Why You Should Go Camping On Weekends

Here's Why You Should Go Camping On Weekends

There is nothing like the great outdoors –– nature

The Best Tote Bags To Travel With in 2022

The Best Tote Bags To Travel With in 2022

Who knew you could pack your entire life away into one litt

7 Captivating Attractions for Kids in San Diego

7 Captivating Attractions for Kids in San Diego

San Diego is a magnificent place, and it would not be

travelers today

© 2023 TRAVELERS TODAY All rights reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics