HARU, Dog in Residence

HARU, Dog in Residence

HARU is a male Black Labrador Retriever and a member of Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort and Spa as official dog in residence since April 2010. He is the first official dog in residence in all of the luxury hotels in Japan and also in Hyatt hotels all over the world.


HARU serves as the host of the "Dog Friendly Room", where guests can stay with their pet dogs, and he always extends a courteous welcome to guests at the entrance.


"HARU" is named because...


  • H (HA) and R stands for Hyatt Regency.
  • U stands for Union which symbolises the philosophy of the hotel with a heart.
  • HARU also means spring in Japanese, which is the season when HARU was born.
  • We all wish for the healthy development of HARU since spring in Hakone is filled with beautiful scenes of nature with fresh green leaves and a variety of flowers which altogether produce a feeling of vitality.
HARU is growing up day by day in a loving environment, and he is an employee in training to be a professional hotelier in the future!

Please come and visit Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort and Spa to spend some time with HARU and make many special memories during your stay in Hakone.


1320 Gora, Hakone-Machi, Ashigarashimogun, Kanagawa, Japan, 250-0408

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