Japan has to be one of the greatest places on earth to be a dog. Dog-ownership is commonplace, and facilities that humans and their canine companions can enjoy together are everywhere. From dog cafes with special pooch menus to dog-friendly hotels with puppy pampering facilities, to dog parks where your furry friend can go off-leash and play outside with their pals – there are options in Japan that the Western dog-owner can only fantasize about.

Dog parks in Japan offer dogs the opportunity to run free in a safe outdoor environment and interact with other dogs. This is an incredible facility, particularly for those living in apartments. However, certain etiquette and rules must be followed to ensure that using the dog park is a positive experience for everyone involved.

Doing a bit of research before visiting will go a long way towards avoiding any potentially embarrassing missteps.

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