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Hachikō Memorial Statue

A bronze statue commemorating a loyal dog famed for waiting for his deceased owner for years at a Tokyo train station.
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This pup sure deserves “good dog” admiration. Hachiko arrived at Shibuya station to meet his owner and join him for the walk home every single day. Until, one day, his owner didn’t come home because he had passed away at work. Brace yourself for the cutting onions part of the story: Hachiko proved his loyalty and returned to Shibuya station, waiting for his owner to exit the train station, every day for nine years, nine months, and 15 days. His unwavering loyalty didn’t go unnoticed, and his statue was erected at Shibuya Station in 1934 with Hachiko proudly there for the unveiling. The current statue is not the original, but still a great homage to the loyal pup. The 1934 version of the Hachiko statue was bronze and melted for use during WWII.

laurenallain 2 years ago

Hachiko is a statue honoring a dog who is honored for his loyalty. The statue is located right by an entrance to Shibuya Station and directly across from the famous Shibuya crossing. Of course, it is essential to snap a picture with this patient puppy, but I added Hachiko also as it is considered to be one of the main meeting spots for any friends who are meeting up in Shibuya. It is very common to ask people to meet you at Hachiko, and while you are there you will definitely see a lot of people reuniting and catching up. The energy at Hachiko is a vibrant and busy one, and personally, I consider it to be the heart of Shibuya.

madeleineray 3 years ago

This patient dog is famous across the world for the dedication he showed his late owner by waiting patiently by his side even after his passing. Hachiko Statue has been an iconic part of Shibuya since 1934 and has watched the city grow into a bustling metropolis. Hachiko is an adorable statue that you must take a picture with during your stay in Tokyo.

madeleineray 3 years ago

The Hachikō Memorial Statue is a popular attraction in Shibuya City, Tokyo, honoring the legendary canine's loyalty to his owner. This bronze statue is located in front of Shibuya Station and depicts the ever-loyal dog waiting for his owner to return. Visitors often take photos with the statue as a memento, making it a must-visit destination in Tokyo.

seeker 1 year ago

The most patient dog in the world, the Hachiko statue memorializes the dedication that dogs have to their family. Hachiko is an iconic sight, often used as the meeting place for hangouts in Shibuya- so be prepared for a crowd, especially on weekend evenings.

seeker 3 years ago

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