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“Lovely story. And a 3 minute tourist attraction.”
Review of Hachiko

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Reviewed November 6, 2013

The story of Hachiko is an amazingly touching one, and yes a statue is deserved. But it really is one of those tourist attractions you can spend about 3 minutes and then off to the various departmental stores in the area. I spent a bit longer there as there was thankfully a smoking area pretty much right next to it. A good meeting area too if you're in a group and all going separate ways but going to meet back in x amount of time.

Thank yosoyken
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

I loved the Hachiko story and have always wanted to visit him! It is of course just a statue located at Shibuya Station but it is more than that if you know the background of Hachiko.

I was so starstruck and absolutely loved being able to see it in person. So, if you do know Hachiko and even if you don't, you should find out and visit him!

You can ask someone for directions there like I did but if I am not mistaken it is the South Exit of Shibuya Station.

Thank Daphnie L
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

Read up on the story behind this wee dog and you'll realise why it's so popular. A definite photo stop if you're in the Shibuya area!!

Thank de18oy
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

The 90th birthday of Hachiko is coming soon! Hachiko was born in a northern snow country, Odate, Akita prefecture, in November 1923. Hachiko Bronze Statue might be just a statue of a dog, but Hachiko was not an ordinary dog. As he became widely known through the Japanese and American movies, Hachiko represents a pure loyalty and bond between a dog and a human being. It is a touching true story. He had persevered groundless slanders, both at home and abroad, remained silent, and stood alone. It is our duty to keep telling the truth about his life because he is defenseless and unable to speak for himself. A true record of Hachi (Hachiko's real name) is available at Amazon, Kindle book. Let's reflect on his life and what he symbolizes for humanity on this occasion and celebrate his 90th birthday.

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Reviewed October 18, 2013

While this statue is certainly famous for the story of Hachiko (faithful dog that waited for it's owner at this stop long after his owner passed away), otherwise it's not something you need to go out of your way for. Of course, if you're going to Shibuya anyway, by all means, make a stop at the statue and then cross over the busiest intersection in the world.

Thank d h
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