Hachiko

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

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Neighborhood: 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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Katy Santos
Philippines516 contributions
Aug 2020
Hachiko Statue is one of the famous landmarks not only in Tokyo but the entire Japan. This statue is dedicated to Hachiko, a famous Akira dog, who waited for 8 years for his master to return without knowing that his master already passed away due to a heart attack. I recommend you watch the Hachiko movie to know the story.

Hachiko Statue normally has a long queue so it would be best to go here at midnight or so, to avoid crowds.
Written July 29, 2021
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JulianaYos
Jakarta, Indonesia31 contributions
Apr 2019
Visited this Hachiko statue the famous loyal dog history for human. And for the next i visited the reunian statue of hachiko and profesor Ueno too.
Hachiko statue always crowded by queing people who wants to take picture with it
Written February 12, 2020
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April G
Christchurch, New Zealand49 contributions
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 March 11, 2020
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Adrian P
Singapore, Singapore234 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Some will find it a worthwhile wait to take a photo with the statue of Hachiko, some won’t. As the saying goes, whatever rocks your boat. I was clueless about the story of Hachiko’s loyalty to its owner until my daughter tugged at me and shared the story. As some has said, good to know the context of the story. It might be good if queue poles are erected to aid in the orderly queueing for people taking photos with the statue.
Written January 3, 2020
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StripeyMiata
Lisburn, UK765 contributions
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 June 27, 2020
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valeriadp21
Vina del Mar, Chile19 contributions
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 December 4, 2020
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Mark Matsuoka
Aiea, HI14 contributions
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 September 28, 2020
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treesrgreenie
Adelaide, Australia173 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
I couldn’t wait to see the statue of Hachi and was not disappointed. It is a decent size in a public area. Definitely a photo opportunity. We didn’t wait long at all for our shot. It helps to know the story of this faithful dog as it makes it quite meaningful & emotional when you turn up. If you don’t know the story, you soon find out & understand why this dog deserves to be remembered. Love you Hachiko.
Written January 11, 2020
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Heather S
Seattle, WA101 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Since my family has always found the story or Hachiko so touching we were immensely happy to visit the statue commemorating the bond of humans and dogs. It’s at the Shibuya Crossing and easy to find. Often there is a line but people are very courteous and not only move along quickly but many, including ourselves, offer to take photos for others.
Written February 20, 2020
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Joe R
Los Angeles, CA14 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Monument has more meaning if you know the story behind this incredible dog. I recommend you watch the movie first or read the book prior to visiting the monument. It is in the muddle of Shibuya Crossing. Lots of people wanting to have their picture taken this incredible monument. Enjoy!
Written January 15, 2020
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