Route planning in Japan can be pretty simple. Typically it involves 3 steps: Planning your route, taking the right exit from the station, and getting to your final destination once you’re outside. The Hachiko Memorial is one of the most visited spots in Tokyo and it is easy to get to.
STEP 1 – ROUTE OPTIONS
Taking the train to the memorial is usually the best option, because there are many available routes. Your final station will be Shibuya Station.
Shibuya Station is served by JR, Tokyo Metro, Tokyu and Keio trains.
One way to select the best route is to find the station below that is closest to you, navigate to it, then follow the suggested route to Shibuya Station.
From Shinagawa Station
Take the JR Yamanote Line (green line) to Shibuya Station (5 exits).
There are no Tokyo Metro trains from Shinagawa Station.
From Tokyo Station
Take the JR Yamanote Line (green line) to Shibuya Station (10 exits).
For Tokyo Metro trains, take the Marunouchi Line (red line) one exit to Ginza Station. Transfer to the Ginza Line (orange line). Take the Ginza Line to Shibuya Station (8 exits). Take the trains headed in the direction of Shimbashi and Shibuya Stations.
From Ueno Station
Take the JR Yamanote Line (green line) to Shibuya Station (14 exits). Take the trains headed in the direction of Tokyo and Shinagawa Stations.
For Tokyo Metro trains, take the Ginza Line (orange) to Shibuya Station (14 exits).
STEP 2 – STATION EXIT
Go to the North Exit, also called Hachiko Gate. Overhead signs in English point the way.
STEP 3 – OUTSIDE THE STATION
Once outside the station, walk straight out (the Shibuya Crossing intersection will be on your right side). The statue is nestled under some trees and usually is surrounded by a crowd (it’s a popular hang-out spot, especially on weekends).
HACHIKO MEMORIAL DETAILS
- Location: Shibuya, Tokyo at Shibuya Station, north exit
- History: Erected in 1934 in honor of the faithful dog Hachiko who waited at Shibuya Station every day for almost 10 years after his human, Hidesaburō Ueno, passed away. Hachiko is honored for his loyalty to family.
To learn more about the true story of Hachiko, check out The True Story of Hachikō The Amazing Dog
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