The dog Hachiko guards Shibuya’s famous meeting spot. This statue has a sad but beautiful backstory: Hachiko was a real dog who always accompanied his master, Professor Ueno of the University of Tokyo, to and from the station. In May 1925, the professor didn’t come home but his dog patiently waited. Everyday, for 10 years, the dog waited—until it died. The National Science Museum in Ueno holds his stuffed body.
How to get there
By bus, subway, or train: Shibuya