Kentaro is a six year old boy who moved to a small house in Tokyo near the Shibuya train station. Every day papa took the train to work. One day, he asked mama if he could go meet him on his way back from work.
"Dr. Ueno has died. Hachiko will not be at the station any longer."
At the train station, Kentaro meets one of papa's friends, Dr. Ueno. Dr. Ueno has a dog named Hachiko. Kentaro is afraid of Hachiko at first, but soon they become great friends.
Kentaro goes to the train station every day to see Hachiko, and to wait with him for papa and Dr. Ueno.
One day, Kentaro comes downstairs from his room, ready to go see Hachiko. But something is very wrong. His parents are sitting sadly at the table. They tell him that Dr. Ueno has died, and Hachiko will not be at the station any longer.
Kentaro follows his dad back to the station, but Hachiko is there! Hachiko runs to the station every day still to wait for Dr. Ueno, even though he will never come back.
After years of waiting at the station from dusk to dawn, sadly, Hachiko dies. Everyone in the station is sad, for Hachiko had become the dog of the station, who everyone loved. Kentaro, his parents, and lots of people at the station raised money to build a statue of Hachiko. It is still a popular meeting place to this day.