Hachiko Memorial Statue (忠犬ハチ公像)
The Hachiko Memorial Statue in Shibuya commemorates the loyalty of a dog named Hachiko, who waited for his deceased owner daily for nine years. It has become a symbol of love and friendship in Japanese culture, attracting visitors worldwide. People pay their respects, take photos, and leave gifts at the statue, a popular meeting spot near Shibuya Crossing. The statue’s unique feature, two sets of paw prints, symbolizes the reunion of Hachiko and his owner in the afterlife. The tale has inspired various forms of art globally and holds cultural importance in Japan. Visitors are encouraged to experience this heartwarming story by using public transportation to reach Shibuya Station.
Moyai Statue (モヤイ像)
The Moyai Statue in Shibuya symbolizes a tradition of mutual assistance from the volcanic island of Niijima. Crafted in 1980 as a gift to Shibuya, the 2.5-meter, 2.5-ton sculpture showcases dual faces representing youth and age. Positioned near Shibuya Station, it serves as a popular meeting spot, blending tradition with the modern landscape and adding an ironic touch to the nearby Hachiko Statue.