The iconic statue of Loyal Dog Hachiko is a bronze statue that sits in the plaza in front of the Hachiko exit of JR Shibuya Station.

It is nationally known as a meeting spot in Shibuya and has become a famous sightseeing spot. The current statue is the second generation, rebuilt in 1948 after the war.

Hachi from Akita Prefecture was loved by Eizaburo Ueno, a professor at the University of Tokyo, and made it a routine to take him to and from Shibuya Station every day.

In 1934, a bronze statue of Hachi was erected to honor his faithfulness. Hachi died of illness the following year.

Hachiko Statue Shibuya
Hachiko Statue Shibuya

Details

nameHachiko Statue
忠犬ハチ公像
residence2 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Directions

Yamanote Line,Saikyo Line,Keio Inokashira Line,Tokyu Denentoshi Line,Tokyu Toyoko Line,Hanzomon Line,Ginza Line, Right next to Hachiko Exit of Shibuya Station

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