Hachikō Statue

Hachikō Statue information

Tokyo , Japan
Address
Street Hachikō Plaza
Getting there
train JR Yamanote Line to Shibuya, Hachikō exit
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In the early 1920s, a professor who lived near Shibuya Station kept Hachikō, a small akita dog, who came to the station every day to await the return of his master. The professor died in 1925, but the dog continued to show up and wait at the station until his own death 10 years later. The story became legend and a small statue was erected here in the dog’s memory. Hachikō is perhaps Tokyo’s most famous meeting spot, usually swarming with trendy teens.