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Faithful Dog Hachiko Statue

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4.3 (17968)

2 Chome-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0043, Japan

Popular meeting spot with a bronze statue honoring Hachiko, the famously loyal Akita dog.

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Jaenal Abidin (JAY) in the last week

This is my second time visiting Shibuya crossing and never missed to see yhe Hachiko statue. The stories behind it still give me goosebumps because i have a pet and really loved it. The statue have it's own way to attract people/tourist to do some photo with it.. the people really loves it..

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Narayan Kharel a week ago

Have seen Movie of Hachiko. Saw the statue . You have to make a que to get your turn for photoshoot. Very crowded place in shibuya

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Wilbert Ong a month ago

Great place to commemorate Hachiko. A lot of people are usually here taking pictures you will not get a good shot. Come here early in the morning or 3pm in the afternoon few people are queuing during that time.

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A C a month ago

This statue is to commemorate and remember Hachiko, the loyal dog who went to the train station every day for 9 years looking for his owner. Unfortunately his owner was killed in WW2 and would never return. This loyal dog is considered a national symbol of Japanese loyalty and stoicism. Ironically, you will wait almost 9 years to take your photo next to the statue if you go on during dinner time or, heaven forbid, on the weekend. The statue is right next to Shibuya Scramble so there will be people everywhere. Just line up and wait for the chance to take a photo. We waited about 5 minutes having gone on a Sunday evening. All that being said, it’s a nice statue and definitely worth the photo. I might recommend coming during the day to avoid massive crowds and get a better photo. There’s also a Hachiko mural right next to the station, although with the large crowds at all times it’s hard to get a nice photo in front of it. Still recommend at least seeing the statue even if you’re not keen on waiting for a photo. It’s an somewhat important part of Japanese culture and history.

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Line S a month ago

There’s nothing special other that the story behind it. People were handling the dog’s legs as it’s very shiny! The statue nearby is more interesting !