Hachiko Statue

Attractions, Monuments and memorials Shibuya

Anyone who really wants to master the art of Tokyo romance needs to know about Hachiko. The story of the loyal dog and his dead master is well-known (if you don’t know it, Richard Gere made the rather mawkish Hachiko: A Dog’s Tale in 2009); less well-known, to the foreign community at least, is the location’s latter-day role as a meeting spot for the doe-eyed couples in the first throes of true love. Not so great as a meeting place for blind dates, however; it’s also one of Tokyo’s most densely packed districts, so unless you know who you’re looking for, you could be waiting a while.


Venue name: Hachiko Statue

Transport: Shibuya Station, Hachiko exit
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