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Outside one of the busiest train stations in Tokyo close to the equally busy Shibuya crossing is a bronze statue of a dog that everyone is taking pictures of. Hachiko was a dog in the 1920’s who would meet their master at Shibuya station every evening and continued to do so after his master died in 1925. To the Japanese this loyalty was admired greatly and they have erected multiple statues to him in Shibuya over the years. The current statue is in the courtyard outside Shibuya station near the crossing. Hachiko was buried with his master in 1935 when he passed away.
If you are in Shibuya going to the crossing take a few minutes to go to Hachiko square and get a selfie with the statue. Be prepared to wait in line but it does move quickly.
When to go
The statue is crowded on the weekends and at night. The best time to go is during the day. The Statue is just outside Shibuya station and will also be crowded during rush hour with people coming and going to work.
On March 8th there is a Matsuri or Festival celebrating Hachiko’s life and loyalty.
What is nearby?
Shibuya is a a busy Tokyo prefect with a lot of attractions nearby.
How to get there?
The Statue is in the square just outside Shibuya Station. Look for the Hachiko exit from the Station.
The address is:
1 Chome-2 Dogenzaka, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0043, Japan
Hours of Operation
The statue is open 24 hours a day.
There is no charge to see the statue.