One of the most touching real life story in the world. Hidesaburō Ueno, a professor in University of Tokyo, took in Hachikō, a golden brown Akita, as a pet. During his owner’s life, Hachikō greeted him at the end of each day at the nearby Shibuya Station.
The pair continued until May 1925, when Professor Ueno did not return. The professor had suffered from a cerebral hemorrhage and died, never returning to the train station where Hachikō was waiting.
Every day for the next nine years the dog waited at Shibuya station. Hachikō died in 1935, and was found on a street in Shibuya.
Eventually, Hachikō’s legendary faithfulness became a national symbol of loyalty, particularly to the person and institution of the Emperor.
By Subway :
Tokyo Metro : Hanzomon, Fukutoshin & Ginza Line – Shibuya. Exit Hachiko.