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by Hayley Sayers (subscribe)
A proud Adeladian eating my way around town, among other things.
Published April 19th 2017
Japan's most loyal dog
Hachiko is an iconic statue located just outside of the bustling Shibuya station. The statue is both a tourist attraction and a common meeting point for people meeting up in Shibuya. Hachiko is a great photo spot and continues to draw large crowds of people interested in the statue and its story.

The famous statue isn't just any dog statue though. It's a tribute to one of Japan's most famous dogs and a reminder of its loyalty to its owner. The story goes that Hachiko went to the station every day to await the arrival of his master coming home from a day at work. His routine of visiting the station awaiting his master lasted around a year, until one day his master did not return on the train, due to his passing. Hachiko continued for the next nine years visiting the station awaiting his owner at the precise time his master's train would arrive.

Hachiko, dog, statue, shibuya, tokyo
Hachiko statue with a bunny on it

Hachiko's loyalty has been remembered through this Hachiko statue, but also through various references in pop culture, including films and anime.
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Why? Sightseeing
Where: Shibuya
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I know it is meant to be about the statue, but that bunny is so cute.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|11699) 338 days ago
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