Hachiko
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Neighbourhood: 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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  • Luv_ Rachmaninoff_No2
    Irvine, California532 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a nice tribute to a loyal loving dog!
    I watched the movie made in the US called “Hachi, A Dog’s Tale” long before our Tokyo trip was planned, which touched my heart with such an unbelievable story of a loyal dog. It was so wonderful to visit Hachiko in Shibuya as part of our trip and pay a tribute to such a loyal loving dog. It’s located just a few steps from the “Hachiko” exit of Shibuya train stop and nearby Shibuya Crossing, which we added as part of our visit. There’s a short line of people waiting for photo opportunities with Hachi and Shibuya Scramble Square’s 13th floor had nice souvenirs of Hachi. This is a must for dog lovers!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 June 2023
  • Itzik L
    Tel Aviv, Israel4,584 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    must visit
    In the center of Shibuya, close to the train station where the dog was waiting for its owner. Busiest intersection I've seen so far I expected more tourists in the area, but that's also for the better, you didn't have to struggle to take a picture with the dog :-). Shibuya district is one of the five bustling districts of Tokyo. Shops and clubs that are open until the wee hours of the night, shops until 11pm
    Visited May 2023
    Written 28 June 2023
  • carloscharmy
    Bangkok, Thailand781 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Symbol of loyalty and devotion
    The Hachikō Memorial Statue is an iconic symbol of loyalty and devotion. Located near Shibuya Station, it commemorates the faithful dog's unwavering loyalty to his owner. The statue's lifelike portrayal and emotional significance make it a beloved landmark. A must-visit for those touched by Hachikō's remarkable story and a testament to the enduring bond between humans and animals.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 15 July 2023
  • gordon960
    Benton, Louisiana3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shibu-YEAH!!
    This is not just a cross-walk with a gaggle of people—this is an event!!! My son and I met people from all over the world who were there just to gather in the sight! We hung out for several crossings, and then went to the 2nd floor of the Starbucks (take the escalator up inside the bookstore) for a panoramic overview. It is definitely worth it to see the action and feel the energy!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 July 2023
  • T D
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania4,339 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Short visit if you’re in Shibuya
    If you heared about Hachiko, then you will love to stop by its statue in Shibuya - especially if you’re a Dog lover. Hachiko’s statue is right out of Shibuya train station and there are signs that you can follow after you get out of the train. There might be a short wait to take a picture but the queue moved along fast.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 January 2024
  • Abel R
    Miami, Florida639 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very crowded but is worth the wait.
    This is a beautiful story about a Japanese dog named Akita, who waited for his deceased owner everyday by the Shibuya station for 10 years. There’s a line of people trying to take its picture. Is located right next to the Shibuya crossing so is very crowded.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 April 2024
  • Shalli Ang
    Singapore, Singapore764 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    See and Go Location
    Heard many stories on the loyalty of Hachiko and finally get to see the status. A small status w tourists crowding around it. Need to quene for photo and there are already other tourist in your photo.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 April 2024
  • Susan T
    Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin599 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The second must see at Shibuya crossing
    While at the crossing, must pay tribute to Hachiko. There was such a long line to take pictures that we didn't stick around. Besides, it was raining. The information center next to the statue was a nice break from the rain.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 May 2024
  • Karen M
    Kirkwall, United Kingdom1,199 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Legendary statue of the faithful dog Hachiko
    Great to see the legendary statue of Hachiko & the story of the dogs commitment to its owner. There is a small area around the statue, make sure you look down to see the manhole covers & a wall dedicated to Hachiko just nearby. Also, a gift shop & information cabin. Suggest going to see the statute early or late, as too many 'selfie' takers taking far too long to take photos - some even climbing in the statue - just disgusting !!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 June 2024
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Bernard W
Dallas, TX1,905 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We expected to be the only ones looking at this statue, but there were various tour groups and individuals there when we were. Each wanting a photo with the statue. Nice statue.
Written 4 June 2024
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Karen M
Kirkwall, UK1,199 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Great to see the legendary statue of Hachiko & the story of the dogs commitment to its owner. There is a small area around the statue, make sure you look down to see the manhole covers & a wall dedicated to Hachiko just nearby. Also, a gift shop & information cabin.
Suggest going to see the statute early or late, as too many 'selfie' takers taking far too long to take photos - some even climbing in the statue - just disgusting !!
Written 4 June 2024
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Vincent C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Great place to meet up with people. We had a tour with a meeting point at Hachiko and ended up taking a lot of photos in front of the statue
Written 30 May 2024
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DipuKV
Pune, India3,047 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
While the statue of the loyal dog, Hachiko, is a tourist attraction in terms of the lines of folks awaiting their turn for a selfie, the story of the dog’s loyalty to its owner is truly inspiring.
Written 23 May 2024
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Susan T
Mount Pleasant, WI599 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
While at the crossing, must pay tribute to Hachiko. There was such a long line to take pictures that we didn't stick around. Besides, it was raining. The information center next to the statue was a nice break from the rain.
Written 8 May 2024
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Jane R
Massachusetts1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Great place to take photos and meet up’s other people. There were so many people in this place and I never thought it would this crowded!
Written 4 May 2024
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Madeline C
Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
It's super crowded but worth a visit! We took photos by the statue and it was worth it!
We met up with our tour group by hachiko and loved it!
Written 4 May 2024
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Mellie2013
Port Moody, Canada2,946 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Wonderful story regarding this loyal pet and his master. This statue has gained loyal followers.

Honestly, don't see what the hype is all about. Tourists getting into verbal confrontations due to cutting of queues for pictures. Tempers run high. It's extremely busy here...watch your personal belonging and don't make it a meeting spot. However, if you are interested in Japanese boys and and girls in their school uniforms...hunt no further, many haunt this site.

Would I return...no thanks, I have better things to visit.
Written 28 April 2024
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Shalli Ang
Singapore, Singapore764 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Heard many stories on the loyalty of Hachiko and finally get to see the status.

A small status w tourists crowding around it. Need to quene for photo and there are already other tourist in your photo.
Written 24 April 2024
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Janis T
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Hachiko was smaller than I thought lol!
But we got a great photo (after a long line lol). There were a lot of people so don’t make this your meeting point like I did ((
Written 23 April 2024
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