Rumoured to be the world’s busiest, this intersection in front of Shibuya Station is famously known as ‘The Scramble’. It’s an awesome...
Myth of Tomorrow
Okamoto Tarō's mural, Myth of Tomorrow (1967), was commissioned by a Mexican luxury hotel but went missing two years later. It finally...
Purikura no Mecca
It's easy to see why teens get sucked into the cult of purikura ('print club', aka photo booths): the digitally enhanced photos...
This teeny-tiny bar is wedged among the wooden shanties of Nonbei-yokochō, a narrow nightlife strip along the JR tracks. Like the name...
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Hachikō Plaza · interesting places nearby
Hachikō Statue information
Come meet Tokyo's most famous pooch, Hachikō. This Akita dog came to Shibuya Station everyday to meet his master, a professor, returning from work. The professor died in 1925, but Hachikō kept coming to the station until his own death 10 years later. The story became legend and a small statue was erected in the dog’s memory in front of Shibuya Station.
The surrounding plaza is Tokyo’s most popular rendezvous point and is always abuzz with trendy teens.