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Hachikō, Tokyo

A diminutive statue of a dog tucked away in one corner of the big plaza outside the station, best known as a meeting place and for the story (see box).

A diminutive statue of a dog tucked away in one corner of the big plaza outside the station, best known as a meeting place and for the story (see box). It is also the name of one of the many exits from Shibuya Station and the prime meeting place before a night out. Just hanging out near Hachiko for a while will give you some great people-watching opportunities.


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About Hachikō

 Japan, 〒150-0043 Tōkyō-to, Shibuya-ku, 渋谷区Dōgenzaka, 2 Chome−2−1

 +81 3-3463-1762

Hachikō and Nearby Sights on Map

Center Gai

The narrow street leading away from the station to the left of the giant video screen, it's famous as the birthplace of many of Japan's youth fashion trends

Hikarie

Hikarie is a brand new massive building on the East side of Shibuya station with many restaurants, galleries, and theaters

Tobacco and Salt Museum

This peculiar institution owes its existence to Japan's peculiar government monopoly on these two substances

Bunkamura

Bunkamura-dori

Meiji Jingū

Built in commemoration of Emperor Meiji in 1920, the Meiji Jingu is Tokyo's grandest shrine

Yoyogi Park

In springtime, Yoyogi Park is full of cherry blossoms and people partying under the trees

Harajuku

Harajuku is Tokyo's fashion destination for youth, offering a glimpse of the quirky and unique styles prevalent in Japanese culture

Yamatane Museum of Art

Specializes in modern Japanese-style paintings and has a notable collection though only a handful are on display at one time due to preservation issues

Togo Jinja

This shrine was given the name of 'Togo Hehachiro', who was general in Taisyo age

NTT DoCoMo Building

This gigantic tower resembling a granite Empire State Building, south of the station, is owned by NTT DoCoMo, Japan's largest cell-phone carrier