Hachikō Statue

Statue in Shibuya & Shimo-Kitazawa

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Meet Tokyo's most famous pooch, Hachikō. This Akita dog came to Shibuya Station every day to meet his master, a professor, returning from work. After the professor died in 1925, Hachikō continued to come to the station daily until his own death nearly 10 years later. The story became legendary and a small statue was erected in the dog’s memory in front of Shibuya Station.

Since Hachikō is a landmark everyone knows, it's Shibuya's de facto rendezvous point and the plaza around the statue is always buzzing.