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Nov 15, 2018
“A much better place to meet.”
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1-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya 150-0043, Tokyo Prefecture
Shibuya, Harajuku, Ebisu
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So many smokers crowding the area around and right behind where it is allowed after exiting the station. Cold be a nice monument but totally avoid or quickly walk by and snap a pic if you don’t smoke. If you do, have a cigarette and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank drchasev
Reviewed 19 November 2018

There's the pretty girls, And the popular girls, And I look like this Very good representation of me.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank shubwub
Reviewed 16 November 2018

Invariably, when meeting somebody at Shibuya station, you say to meet at the statue of Hachiko. But that's where everybody meets. So the best place is by the Moai statue by the West exit. It's actually a little further than Hachiko but there's usually not...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank CapnKaos
Reviewed 10 March 2018

Shibuya is a really cool place to hangout. On one side of the Tokyu Department store you have Shibuya Scramble and the Hachiko dog statue, while on the backside of the store you have a bus terminal with a subway entrance and the Moyai Statue....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank SurfingWild
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Saw this as we walked from Cerulean to the JR station in Shibuya, sitting just outside Tokyu Department Store, not really sure what it was, people were sitting/loitering around it.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank kormensandiego
Reviewed 18 November 2017

this is just an odd thing near the station, and lots of people leave trash there, used to smoke there, and it just kind of makes no sense

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank littlestgator
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Its just a rock with a head. Nothing really special. But since the hachiko smoking area is gone now, the moyai statue smoking area may be the place to smoke and wait for your friends.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank FanZ157
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Ehhh. Dont go out of your way to see this. It's really not worth it. We just walked by as it's right outside the train station. You can see enough as you pass by. Don't make an special trip to see it.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Derek M
Reviewed 9 February 2017

It probably fits well with Shibuya but this is just a big rock in the shape of a head and it does have some resemblance to the statues on easter Island but not much.There are more interesting places in Shibuya.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Nice to see and is worth a look. Don't spend too many minutes though as there are many other things to do.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
There are countless opportunities to shop in the
Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops
that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest
areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's
Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to
recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh
yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast,
Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool.
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Rick W
26 September 2016|
Response from Rubellite F |
The moai is a good place to meet people, because it isn't as crowded as other areas around the station. You use it as an emoji 🗿 when you text someone to meet you there.
Rick W
26 September 2016|
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Response from Michelle C | Reviewed this property |
Usually a smiley face or small icon identifying the meaning of the word you are using.