What is the most truthful movie about Hachiko?
The most truthful film on Hachiko is said to be Hachiko Monogatari. It’s only in Japanese and sold on Japanese DVD so you’ll need a multi-region DVD player if you want to see it. But, you can buy it here. The best known film inspired by him is Hachi: A Dog’s Tale starring Richard Gere.
Where did Professor Ueno work?
Every day Professor Ueno would go to work at the Tokyo Imperial University (now the University of Tokyo) in Bunkyo City, catching the train from Shibuya Station and, faithful Hachiko would come to meet his master at the station when his train came in at night – until, one day Professor Ueno wasn’t on the train.
Where is the Hachiko statue in Tokyo?
Sharing is caring! The Shibuya Crossing is one of Tokyo’s most famous sites and, chances are you’ll visit it at least once on your trip to Japan, but, just to the left of the famous crossing is another iconic Tokyo landmark – the Hachiko Statue at Shibuya Station. Hundreds of people have their photo taken with this dog statue …
How long is the Odate train ride?
Odate is about a five hour journey by bullet train and then bus from Tokyo, so, probably not something you’re going to want do on a day trip, but if you love the story of Japan’s most famous dog and are in Japan for a little while use the Hyperdia app to plan your journey.
Where to meet people in Shibuya?
When you get out of the station, you’ll be greeted by a sea of humanity. The Hachiko statue is one of the most popular places to meet in Shibuya – which seems daft as it’s virtually impossible to find anyone in the crowds, but before you get swept up into the people and head off to find the statue, have a look at the wall to your right as there’s …
What is the cemetery known for?
The cemetery is also famous for it’s cherry blossoms, so, if you’re there in cherry blossom season you can pay your respects to Hachiko and admire the flowers at the same time. However, that’s not the only place you find the remains of Hachiko.
Where is the statue of Ueno?
One statue that will definitely still be there is located in the University of Tokyo campus in Bunkyo City where Professor Ueno used to work. This joyful sculpture is kind of like what happened if there were a Sliding Doors version of Hachiko and shows what happens if he and the Professor had met again one more time.