Hachiko

Hachiko, Shibuya: Address, Phone Number, Hachiko Reviews: 4/5

Points of Interest & Landmarks • Monuments & Statues
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Neighbourhood: Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
There are countless opportunities to shop in the Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast, Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool. At the Museum of Yebisu Beer you can learn about the beer that was responsible for the town’s name, and enjoy dining at the popular noodle shops in the surrounding area.
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Michael D
Huddersfield, UK64 contributions
Hachiko statue in Shuboya
Jun. 2020
The statue of the dog Hachiko is directly outside Shuboya station in Tokyo, it's a very busy place with people wanting to take there photo next to the statue,so if you want your own photo taken you need to be a bit patient
Written 28 May 2021
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valeriadp21
Vina del Mar, Chile19 contributions
For lovers of the films only
Jan. 2020
It's right next to Shibuya crossing so it's hard to miss... which is what makes it hard to take a picture next to it. We waited in line for about 30 minutes so I don't know if it would be worth the wait if you don't care for the story of the dog or the film.
Written 4 December 2020
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Raymond
Los Angeles, CA716 contributions
the Famous Dog Statue 🐶
Nov. 2019 • Friends
Although it’s crowded around the area of the Hachiko Exit at Shibuya Station, it’s definitely worth a look. Once you see the famous loyal dog statue and have your photo taken, you can go shopping at all shops around the area or people watch or walk the Shibuya Crossing.
Written 7 October 2020
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Mark Matsuoka
Aiea, HI14 contributions
The meeting place of Shibuya
Mar. 2020
What's not to like about this world famous statue? I'm sure everyone knows the story of the faithful shiba inu! Hachiko is usually crowded with all kinds of tourists from all over the world. One of the reasons it's so crowded here is because a lot of people designate Hachiko as a meeting spot, so you'll often find people just hanging out and waiting for their friends to show up. The tourists try their best to take photos of the statue and with the statue, but if you go anytime after 8 or so in the morning its always packed with people until the late evening hours. The best time to go is really early in the morning if you can. The last time I went around 6am, and I was the only person around.
Written 28 September 2020
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Rob M
Tokyo, Japan214 contributions
A comforting voyage
Aug. 2020 • Couples
Hachiko is a trip to all that is good in animals and people and their relationship. I go twice a week out of loyalty for my 2 English cocker spaniels and for comfort of missing them. The visits of 15 minutes bring pain, sometimes also tears but always some comfort as I do what I can for my boys, George and Jagger stolen by Arkbark in Japan. I know my boys would do the same and wait for me. They are still alive and I keep trying to bring them home. A reversed Hachiko situation. They, wherever they are now are waiting for Mr, their older brother. I must bring them home it is a family duty
Written 24 August 2020
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Pravasik
Karnataka, India99 contributions
Nice experience
Oct. 2019
Went to the place because I had heard about Hachiko. Knowing about the life of the dog and being able to visit the place is a nostalgic experience. Am happy that the place has been preserved.
Written 12 July 2020
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WPLandry
Fairfax, VA447 contributions
Lovely statue
Aug. 2019
Often crowded by tourists but worth seeing. Most people are very polite and offer a turn-taking style of posing with and taking pictures of the statue.
Written 5 July 2020
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StripeyMiata
Lisburn, UK634 contributions
Must see if you are an animal lover
Jul. 2019
Every evening, Akita dog Hachikō would go to Shibuya Station to greet his companion. It's a practice he kept up everyday for 10 years after the professor's death, and until his own.

This small bronze statue in front of Shibuya Station (outside the eponymous Hachikō exit) was put up in honour of the dog's unwavering loyaly. (Hachikō was buried alongside the professor.)
Written 27 June 2020
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WPLandry
Fairfax, VA447 contributions
Lovely statue
Jul. 2019
Worth visiting, if you know the story. It's often quite crowded and people are taking turns (or not so much at times) to get a picture with the statue. Don't go out of your way to see it, but pass by if you are near.
Written 23 March 2020
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April G
Christchurch, New Zealand49 contributions
A Must-Visit for Animal Lovers
Jan. 2020
A lovely statue honouring Hachikō, a Very Good Boy.

Hachikō Square is a very popular meeting point and is often crowded with tourists and locals but there are quiet times of day as well. I visited several times during a recent trip to Tokyo and had no trouble taking photos (and having my photo taken next to the Hachikō statue). Don't miss the large, colourful ceramic relief mural “Hachiko Family” also located in Hachikō Square.
Written 11 March 2020
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