A memorial statue dedicated to the Akita dog Hachiko. He is remembered for his loyalty. Every day Hachiko would go to Shibuya station with his owner, and he would be waiting for him when he came back from work. One day his owner died of a cerebral hemorrhage. For the rest of his life, Hachiko would go to Shibuya station every morning, waiting for his owner to return. Read about the true story of hachiko the dog here.
How to Get There
1. From Tokyo Station, take the JR Yamanote Line (outer track) 10 stops to Shibuya station.
About 22 minutes from Tokyo station to Shibuya station (apx. 200 yen)
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Things to do around the Hachiko Memorial Statue
What to do in Shibuya
Check out the Hachiko Statue
What to see
Check out the statue of hachiko. A dog remembered for his loyalty to his owner. The dog is the symbol of loyalty and fidelity. Read about the true story of hachiko the dog here.
WHERE TO SHOP
The shops around shibuya station are so famous! Take a stroll through the streets and go shopping. Check out 109 for womens fashion. Check out Loft for stationary and everyday goods. Check out Tokyu Hands as well.
Have a coffee at Starbucks
WHAT TO DO
One of the busiest Starbucks in the world. It overlooks the scramble crossing. A great place to sit back, have a coffee, and take some pictures.
Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingu)
THINGS TO SEE
A shrine dedicated to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. Located in a large forest area, it`s a great place to see a historical site in Japan.
WHERE TO RELAX
A great place to relax and get away from the streets of Shibuya.
Where to go
A great place for teenagers looking for new fashion! Although mainly youth oriented, there are also many lxurious brands and big chain stores.