Tokyo, Japan
1 June 2015

Considered as the third busiest commuter rail station in Japan in 2004, the Shibuya Station has an average of 2.4 million passengers on a weekday. It is located in Shibuya, Tokyo handling commuter traffic along the city’s center up to the suburbs.

Found within Shibuya Station, particularly on the west side of the Hachiko exit, is the famous statue dedicated to a dog named Hachi. The story goes to say that Hachi possessed an unwavering loyalty to its owner, always seeing his master off at the station and waiting for his return. Even after his master’s death, Hachi continued to go to the Shibuya station everyday to wait, until the dog passed away.

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