Top 5 Yamanote mascots

Hachiko, une des mascottes de la Yamanote

Hachiko, one of Yamanote's mascots


Gods and animals

With its stops that serve many districts, each more popular than the next, the Yamanote is an essential line in Tokyo for getting around. But it is also a very good means of transportation to meet the mascots of the stations, familiar figures very popular with Tokyoites!

Les ''fesses'' de Sugamon

Sugamon's ''butt''


2. Ikefukuro (Ikebukuro)


Since the end of the Second World War (1939-1945), owls have been a symbol of good luck in the district that houses the second busiest station in the capital, Ikebukuro.

This is why you will see many statues in their likeness if you look closely!


Nicknamed ''Ikefukuro'' (a play on words between the name of the station Ikebukuro and the word "fukurô" meaning ''owl'' in Japanese), the statues are spread all over the district. And especially at the north exit of the station, which has since been a popular meeting place.

Ikefukuro, la chouette de Ikebukuro

Ikefukuro, the owl of Ikebukuro

3. Hachiko (Shibuya)


Hachiko is Yamanote's most popular mascot.

Paying homage to the dog Hachiko having waited for his master at the exit of Shibuya station until his death in 1935 after the latter had died of a stroke at work ten years earlier. The Hachiko statue has been an unmissable symbol of the district since it was erected near the station in 1934.

Today it is a cult spot that travelers do not hesitate to take a picture of when they pass through Shibuya, and where many people meet every day before going for a walk in the very lively streets of the district.

Hachiko à Shibuya

Hachiko in Shibuya

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La divinité Ebisu dans le quartier qui porte son nom

The Ebisu deity in the district that bears his name


Les stars de Ueno

The stars of Ueno

Flick/ Dakiny

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