Hachiko Statue

Hachiko Statue

In front of “Hachiko” statue is a popular meeting spot

If you hear “Hachiko (nicknamed Hachi)”, it usually refers to Shibuya. “Hachiko” statue is that well-known among many people. “Hachi” was a real dog and is known for waiting for his owner in front of the station even after his owner passed away. In 1924, dog-lover Professor Ueno owned “Hachi”. However, Professor Ueno suddenly passed away while he was working. “Hachi” used to go and meet him at Shibuya station every day and “Hachi” could not understand that the professor was dead. So “Hachi” used to go to Shibuya every day to wait for Mr Ueno to show up, this continued for more than 9 years, until Hachi too passed away That’s why the “Hachiko statue was built; as a symbol for this story.

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彫刻家 安藤 照
設置 1934年
現在の像は2代目で1948年再建
アドレス 東京都渋谷区宇田川町1-1-1
アクセス JR 渋谷駅(徒歩1分)
東急東横線/田園都市線 渋谷駅(徒歩5分)
東京メトロ 銀座線、半蔵門線 渋谷駅(徒歩1分)
京王井の頭線 渋谷駅(徒歩5分)