3 Puppies Have Randomly Become a Huge Tourist Attraction in Japan

Jun 25, 2018

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The power of social media has turned a residential neighborhood in Japan into a must-see attraction. Three quirky shiba inus have been known to poke their heads out of holes in the concrete wall surrounding their home – and tourists have begun flocking to see the good boys.

The holes started out as a means to improve the airflow of the owner’s garden, according to Lonely Planet, but soon became a lookout point for the dogs. They seemingly responded to anything intriguing outside, so passersby loved to get their attention. However, the dogs really started getting attention when they went viral a few times on social media.

One Taiwanese YouTuber, Migeul Yeh, made his way to Japan just to see the dogs, and he made a video about the experience. Lots of Instagram and Twitter posts have also allowed the street in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan to gain a lot of traction.

This tweet in Japanese shows images of the dogs eagerly perched out of their respective holes.

The dogs now have a sign above their holes showing their names and relaying an important message: Don’t feed them. It seems that the owner is happy with the shiba inus becoming famous, so long as they’re protected from the questionable food that people might give them.

If you’re going to Japan, you might want to stop by the neighborhood to see the three shiba inus. Or plan a trip to see them!

Featured image by @Vocal_YURI.

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