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Hachiko, Shibuya

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One of Tokyo's more touching attractions, the statue of Hachiko depicts a dog that became world-famous for the incredible loyalty to his owner. Nine years after his master's death, the dog still waited for him in the same spot near a local train station, repeating the same routine day after day. The bronze monument remains one of the city's top spots for photographs. Plan to visit Hachiko during your Tokyo vacation using our convenient Tokyo road trip planner.
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  • People are super, there is no need to find special to see the history of the famous landmark! Just export to find the right is the ⋯ side is also a famous intersection of Shibuya Valley, can also be photographed together!
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  • Nothing special, though a local explained the story to us. It is near to the railway station, so very handy if you are in the area. By a postcard unless you want 50 tourists fighting for a place to ge...  more »
  • It is a dog statue.. famous for some story.. it’s not a place to visit.. but can just find the statue near the crossing outside the station.  more »
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  • The one place in Tokyo that you can be surrounded by this many people and still feel alone. The famed Shibuya Crossing. The dizzying lights of Shibuya calls hypnotically, a slow glow that buzzes you. I find myself drawn here a couple of times on my visit, sometimes just to sit in a cafe and watch the non-stop flock of people pass by me. That Starbucks at Tsutaya is one of the best vantage to observe the Shibuya Crossing. Shibuya is incredibly lively. I love the vibe in this part of the city. One of the nights, a drummer set up shop right next to the Shibuya Crossing and started dropping some of the most awesome beats I’ve seen. Keep me occupied for an entire hour just watching his performance. Truly amazing.
  • A public plaza between Shibuya station and the famous Shibuya crossing and the Hachiko statue, usually filled with people and tourists. Ideal place to just get your bearings right when you first visit Shibuya, just to soak in the atmosphere before setting off to explore.
  • Very busy square outside Shibuya station where the Hachiko statue is. Popular meeting place. Worth a visit to see the statue of Hachiko as well as the busying cross walk in Tokyo. Good art as well.
  • It's too popular with tourists. It became even more of a tourist spot because it was so popular with tourists, further crowding the already crowded place. It's fun the first few times, great for tourists.
  • very busy. lots of.people taking pics with hatchi.. saw a random guy with a marry me.sign lol and someone dressed as johnny depp pirate. didnt understand what was happening lol but super fun! and.superrrrr busy station and area!!

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