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Hachiko Statue Landmarks & Historical Places / Shibuya

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The statue is in memory of a dog named Hachiko, who followed his master every day when he took the train to work. One day his master didn't return home and Hachiko waited for 9 years for his master's return home. He died there waiting for him and a memorial statue was erected in 1934. The current statue dates back to 1948.

Each year on April 8, Hachiko's devotion is honored with a ceremony of remembrance at Tokyo's Shibuya station. Hundreds of dog lovers often turn out to honor his memory and loyalty.

The statue is also a famous meeting point, and you can often see hundreds of people waiting for their dates, families, friends or others around the area.

Categories Landmarks & Historical Places
Nearest Station Shibuya
Address Shibuya Station, Tokyo (Take the hachiko exit, and the statue is right in front of the station

1 Review for Hachiko Statue


Michele
  • Hachiko Statue
  • (2010-04-28)
  • The statue isn't all that spectacular, but the thought and heart behind the statue is what is important. The fact that it's situated right in the middle of the busiest part of Shibuya is even more amazing. To be honest when I first heard Hachikō's story, I got a little teary eyed. It's something nice to see while your shopping there and a great photo opportunity. Many people use it as a mee... Read More

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