Shibuya is one of the popular cities of Tokyo and we visit every single time we're in Japan. It's just a fun city to visit with lots going on.
Shibuya is most famous for the Shibuya Crossing and the Hachiko statue by the JR train station. No matter how many times we've seen both of these spots, it never gets old.
Shibuya Crossing is popular among tourists because it's the craziest crosswalk you'll ever see. It is a crosswalk coming in from all directions at every corner. One minute, it's still and the next minute, there's hundreds of people crossing the streets at once. It's quite a site to see. You'll get a great view of this crosswalk from Starbucks on the second floor. They have huge windows overlooking the crosswalk and you'll get some great pictures. It does get crowded, so just be patient and wait for your opportunity to sit by the window.
Hachiko is a legendary dog in Japan. He is known for his remarkable loyalty to his owner, which continued for 10 years after his owner's death. He would wait by the Shibuya train station everyday and the commuters began to take notice. Hachiko passed away in 1935. Thirteen years later, a bronze statue of Hachiko was created in Shibuya and is now a famous meeting spot. Even the train station exit is called the Hachiko exit. Hollywood made the movie, Hachi : A Dog's Tale, in 2009 that is based on this story.
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