Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Shibuya Station

Shibuya Station(渋谷駅, Shibuya-eki) is one of the key focal points of Shibuya. Shibuya Station is the third busiest train station in Tokyo.

Shibuya Station is a train station located in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. With 2.4 million passengers on an average weekday in 2004, it is the third-busiest commuter rail station in Tokyo (after Shinjuku and Ikebukuro), handling a large amount of commuter traffic between the center city and suburbs to the south and west.

One touching story behind the Shibuya Station is the statue of Dog-Hachiko

Hachiko is a famous statue of a dog who possessed legendary loyalty to his owner. 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.

Hachiko belonged to Professor Ueno Saburo’s, who loved Hachi a lot. Hachi always went to see the master off and wait for his return at the Shibuya station everyday even in terrible weather. After the Professor's death, Hachi continued to wait at the station for his master's return.
Statue of Hachiko - the faithful dog.
(Source: japanese lifestyle's website)


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