Shibuya Hachiko

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Tokyo Shibuya | Akikta Dog Statue as a Meet up Spot

Tokyo Shibuya | Akikta Dog Statue as a Meet up Spot

Shibuya Station is one of Japan's busiest railway stations. It is a major spot for fashion and youth and attracts many youths worldwide curious of Japan's trendy, unique fashion. With so many exits at the subway station, it is often difficult to meet up with friends or family. At Shibuya station though, many people use the Hachiko statue as a meet up spot. The Hachiko statue is a fairly large bronze statue of a Akita-dog infamous for is loyalty to his owner. Everyday, Hachiko would wait at the station for his owner to return from work. After years though, his owner passed away. Yet Hachiko still waited and waited for his return. This act of loyalty moved the hearts of many Japanese and led to the creation of this statue in his honor. The statue is now a prominent landmark of Shibuya.

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