See Actual Hachi Film Locations on Google Maps

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Want to see all the Hachi film locations? While the true story of Hachiko took place in Japan, the movie was filmed in various locations on the east coast of the United States and you can now see them all!

The Hachi film locations were chosen for their feel, accessibility, and relation to the real story of Hachiko, the loyal dog of Japan.​

Hi, I saw “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale” a month or so ago, and after that, I kept thinking about Hachiko so much that I decided to find on Google Maps, all the major locations where the movie was filmed. I thought you might be interested in this info.  So, here are the coordinates of many of the locations shown in the movie.  Regards, Sira Sudhindranath

Sira heard that the train tracks (known as the “Slatersville Secondary”) will be removed in the coming years due to maintenance costs (bridges, grade crossings, signaling, etc).

Thank you for sharing these images with us!

To view location images below, please click location titles.

1. “Bedridge” Train Station

There is a statue of Hachi in the circle where he waited.
1 High St., Woonsocket, RI 02895.

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2. “Bedridge” Train Station

View of track and platform

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3. Downtown

Where Parker walks home carrying puppy Hachi
Arnold St and Main St., Woonsocket, RI 02895

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4. Parker and Cate’s home

High St and Walley St., Bristol, RI 02809

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5. Andy and Michael’s home

Glen Road, Woonsocket, RI 02895

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6. Road down which Hachi runs after escaping from Andy’s house

Glen Road, Woonsocket, RI 02895

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7. Milton and Myra’s butcher shop

Arnold St and Sayles St., Woonsocket, RI 02895

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8. Train tracks

Hachi walks on these tracks after running away from Andy’s home.
Railroad crossing at Harris Ave and Railroad St., Woonsocket, RI 02895

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9. Railway Bridge under which Hachi walks

View of the fork in the train tracks.
Blackstone St., Woonsocket, RI 02895

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10. Location of stationary train cars

Hachi sleeps under these train cars
View from Harris Ave,  View from River St.
(You can see the building marked “DOM POLSKI.  In movie, it can be seen in background when Hachi first arrives at the location)

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11. Street where Hachi is shown walking from station to Milton & Myra’s butcher shop

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12. Downtown

This is where the 10+ year old Hachi is seen for the first time
Main St., Woonsocket, RI 02895

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Sira Sudhindranath
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Sira Sudhindranath

Thanks for posting this. Here is the trail route that I came up with – 1 High St Woonsocket, RI 02895 1. Head northwest on High St toward Fountain St 0.2 mi 2. Take the 1st right onto Arnold St 446 ft 3. Take the 2nd left onto Railroad St 220 ft 4. Continue onto Harris Ave 0.2 mi 5. Turn right onto Blackstone St 0.2 mi 6. Take the 2nd right onto Arnold St 0.5 mi 7. Turn left onto Main St 0.3 mi 8. Turn left onto High St 89 ft On a map, the route looks like… Read more »

Vicki
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Vicki

I found some old directions given to the crew during the shoot. It had a diagram of the University of Rhode Island with these notes: the lecture hall was filmed at Edwards Auditorium, the dojo rehearsal scene was in the Fine Arts Center, and Ken’s office was filmed in Green Hall.

Kathy Lynn McKeown
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The moving movie I’ve ever seen hiabhi

Vicki
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Vicki

I found some old directions given to the crew during filming. The cemetery scene was filmed at the North Burial Ground in Colt State Park, Bristol, Rhode Island. I recall meeting Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa there for the first time. He was cast as the professor’s friend Ken, and was getting ready for the funeral scene.

Sira Sudhindranath
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Sira Sudhindranath

Chris, that is great! Do you have the exact coordinates? How were you able to figure it out?
–Sira.

Chris
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Chris

Hi Sira, I don’t have an exact location so your assistance would be great and maybe Vicki has exact detail. If you check the Hachi Trail Map at the bottom of the “8” where we first see 10+ year old Hachi. Go a bit South of that and you’ll see Bernon Street (and Arnold) and the Blackstone River. To the right of the Museum of Work and Culture is the park Vicki mentioned. I’m also sure that’s in the ballpark just from other images where the turbulent water from the nearby Woonsocket Falls dam matches with the film scene. Where… Read more »

Sira Sudhindranath
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Sira Sudhindranath

Hi Chris, thanks! Let me check it out when I have the time. Btw, the location where they old Hachi for the first time is right in front of New York Lunch restaurant on Main St. During our Hachi Trail tour two years ago, I made it a point to walk with my little dog in the exact location where old Hachi walked in the movie. It was almost a religious experience and I am not exaggerating about it.

Chris
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Chris

Location where Parker and Hachi run along the water’s edge?

Vicki
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Vicki

It was filmed in Woonsocket along the River Island Park, I believe. This was minutes from the train station.

Chris
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Chris

Thank you, Vicki. I think I found it on the map @ Bernon Street on the Blackstone River.

Chris
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Chris

Japan filming locations and are they some distance from his Shibuya statue?

Vicki
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Vicki

Hi Chris! I’m not certain where the Japan shoot took place. It was a second separate unit and I was not present. It was a beautiful setting however!

Jeff
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Jeff

What wonderful find. I have watched the movie many times and all the information within serves as a great source for a trip this summer. I am a Vietnam vet with PTSD after 48 years dogs have and still help with me with their unending loyalty. But it is a major mystery to me how people can be so cruel to the animals that give unending loyalty in return.
Jeff

Sira Sudhindranath
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Sira Sudhindranath

Hi Jeff,
Please check out this Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/thehachitrail for details to help you with your trip to the movie locations. If you need any further info, you can make a post on that site and I will respond.
Please also checkout the site at http://hachikousa.com/
Best wishes.

judi
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judi

I loved the Hachi movie.I have watched it many times and I never get tired of seeing the love Hachi had for Parker. I noticed one thing probably because I have seen it so many times . The steps are missing on the brick circle during the fetch seen at the train station but show up later in the film. Also I looked up the house Parker and Cate owned and it is a real house in Bristol Rhode Island. I have to say it is the best film have ever seen.Hachi is such a loving dog.This coming from a… Read more »

Vicki
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Vicki

Hi Judi, Thanks for pointing out the brick steps. I never noticed it before, and haven’t viewed the film again- but sharp eyes! Hachi is a celebration of dogs, cats and all animals, and we even receive emails from people who didn’t like dogs (before)!

Chris
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Chris

Hi Vicki, on one of the sites for the Woonsocket station Hachiko monument there is mention of continued improvements which to me would mean getting this to match the condition we viewed in the movie. I know the statue came years after filming was gone but was there ever an offer to just leave all the bricks in place or the station clock? I guess I understand the film company is supposed to leave things like they were never there but the bricks were an improvement over the current setup. Too bad they didn’t just leave them in place like… Read more »

Sira Sudhindranath
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Sira Sudhindranath

Yes, I have noticed the absence of that step during the “fetch” scene at the station. Perhaps it is because that scene was filmed earlier in the schedule, before they had installed the step. Also, you can see the time-lapse scene where they use CGI to show the leaves of the tree falling, coming back and falling, you can notice that it was probably filmed early on – the ‘Bedridge Barber Shop’ towards the right is still not set up. Interestingly, the Bedridge Barber Shop prop is *still* there. Or at least, it was there when I visited the site… Read more »

Judi
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Judi

Hi,
I am heartbroken because Netflix is removing the movie Hachi from the list of movies to watch as of Sept.1,2016. How sad!!!!

Donald W Spaniol
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Donald W Spaniol

The opening scenes of the movie are shot in South Korea I believe. The big bell being rung and the train station has Hangul characters on it.

Chris
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Chris

The film credits mention Japan.

Vicki
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Vicki

Thanks for the clarification Chris! After the US shoot, a second unit shot the early Hachi scenes in Japan.

Peta Brown
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Hachi was on TV tonight. I live in Covina, CA. I had not ever heard of this movie, but liked the blurb. I didn’t know Hachi’s master would die; I am still choked up over the faithful dog and his death. I didn’t understand why Parker’s wife had to be so hostile to the idea of a dog, or why he was sent to the U.S. Maybe I missed something.

Sira Sudhindranath
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Sira Sudhindranath

Peta, in the story, the puppy Hachi was being shipped to an address in the US. The address label gets torn and the puppy is rescued by Parker (played by Richard Gere). He tries to locate the person to whom the puppy was intended but doesn’t find the person. So, he decides to adopt the dog. Also, I am not sure if Parker’s wife was hostile to the idea of a dog. The narrative appears to say that they had a dog (named Luke) in the past and the wife is not keen on having a dog again, maybe because… Read more »

Vicki
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Vicki

Hi Sira!
Thank you for your insightful comments, as always. Parker was very affected after Luke (previous dog) passed away. Remember Hachi’s monkey toy? It was Luke’s. Parker’s wife was trying to prevent another heartbreak.
Thanks again!

PETA Brown
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Thank you for your reply. Sorry I only just caught up with it. I see, because the label was lost, there was no way of knowing why Hachi was sent to the US. That makes sense.

Chris
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Chris

Hi Peta, an interesting thing I picked up viewing with freeze frame is puppy Hachi’s address label that gets torn away during transit and blows away is for Stephen Towers in (fictional) Bedridge. Either an individual’s name or possibly a high rise residence. So Hachi’s intended owner was always in Bedridge. The zip code on that label actually is the one Woonsocket RI where much of the movie was filmed uses. Kind of makes it more amazing no one in town was looking for their Akita puppy they had arranged to ship from Japan. More likely if there was some… Read more »

Peta Brown
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Peta Brown

Thank you, Chris. It figures! There was Richard Gere and there was Hachi, and the label had only just come off, but Hachi was more-or-less at his destination. It seems to me the sending of the dog to the US was a symbolic gesture, denoting the original animal was in Japan and a film of his life would be made in the US.

Sira Sudhindranath
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Sira Sudhindranath

Yes, if I remember right, the address says “121 Jordan Ave (or St?)”. I would guess that nobody had arranged to get a puppy shipped to the US. Instead, I would think it was being shipped as a surprise gift to a recipient, and that person had probably left town without leaving a forwarding address. So, even if the sender sent a letter later, it would not reach the person to whom the gift was intended. Also, note that the puppy was shipped in 1996 or thereabouts. There were not a lot of ways for the shipping company to get… Read more »

myles briggs
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myles briggs

Thank you I am trying to find out what cemetery it is as well. I live in North Smithfield and I am very familiar with Union Cemetery unfortunately it does not look like that is the cemetery used. In one of the wide shot angles you can see a long road and across the street from the cemetery is a three-tiered white fence. Also the roads in the cemetery end in the T formation. It definitely is an older cemetery it might be one from Cumberland but I cannot find it. Any other suggestions would be incredibly helpful.

Sira Sudhindranath
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Sira Sudhindranath

Thanks for confirming that it is not the Union Cemetery. I went through the footage and the maps several times and could not locate the narrow parallel road next to the wider road on the map.
But when we see the location that Vicki mentions – North Burial Ground, Bristol, RI on Bing Maps, it is very clear that is the location. I am still not sure exactly which part of the ground it is. I will have to view both the cemetery scenes closely a few more times before I can make a guess!

Rob
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Rob

I was curious about one other location. The cemetery. I believe the one used in the film is the Union Cemetery, located at the very end of Main Street, in Woonsocket.

Sira Sudhindranath
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Sira Sudhindranath

It could well be the Union Cemetery but I was not able to fully confirm it based on the Google and Bing maps info together with the footage from the movie. But it is quite likely that they would have chosen a nearby cemetery for the scene, and among the choices, as far as I can see with the maps, Union Cemetery appears to be the closest match.

Sira Sudhindranath
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Sira Sudhindranath
Vicki
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Vicki

Thanks for providing this Hachi Trail route. Perhaps the city of Woonsocket can make it official. The eight configuration is especially meaningful!

Sira Sudhindranath
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Sira Sudhindranath

Thanks Vicki. I can contact the city about this. But I think you probably already know some of the officials personally. So, it might be easier for you to take this up with them, I think.
Thanks!

Phil McCue
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Phil McCue

If you look closely at the Woonsocket Train Depot (“Bedridge” Station in the movie) you will see that the low brick wall that Hachi waited on and the statue now resides on, is not showing in current images of the real station. In the movie this was a larger area with room to sit. A much smaller wall, barely above ground level now exists. So it was either a temporary prop or rebuilt to a smaller size after shooting the scenes, perhaps to accommodate vehicle access to the station area.

Phi McCue
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Phi McCue

Recently I read a blog by someone who is from Woonsocket and watched production of some of the film. He said in his blog that the circular brick area where Hachi sat waiting was built for the movie. Since the bronze statue of Hachi was placed there in about 2011, the garden wall must have been removed after filming in 2009. As it played an important role in the film, sad it was removed. It would have made a nice addition to the depot station area.

Sira Sudhindranath
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Sira Sudhindranath

That was what I heard as well. The larger circular area was removed after the movie was completed. I agree that it would have been really nice if the circle had been left behind!
I wonder if the current pentagonal area could be replaced by a circle, not a large like in the movie, but a circle of the same size…
Btw, if you are on Facebook, please visit this page started by me and click “Like” – https://www.facebook.com/thehachitrail

Sira Sudhindranath
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Sira Sudhindranath

However, one of the things that was done for the movie remained there even after it was completed (and is probably *still* there!)
http://www.instantstreetview.com/2hxrymz22aaebz1anzkvz2u
“Bedridge Barber Shop”
In the movie, it is most clearly visible when Cate is walking with Ken, sees the old Hachi for the first time and crosses the road to go down to where Hachi was seated.

BruceB
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BruceB

Wishing Vickie and Hachi Fans Merry Christmas, and may your New Year be a Happy and Healthy Year!
Take the time to watch Hachi this season, it is always special .
Merry Christmas Hachiko!

Sira Sudhindranath
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Sira Sudhindranath

Thanks BruceB. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to you too. Yes, it is a good time to watch Hachi during the holidays. I am gifting the DVD to a few of my close friends and relatives.
Best wishes,
–Sira.

RD Wolff
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This is a very cool page, I’ve really enjoyed the movie a lot several times since buying the DVD and as usual I like to know where the filming locations of movies were. I find it interesting that odd triangular shaped corner building in the movie had a “law office” sign on it which I figured was as usual- a prop sign, and that in this movie the sign is a real one! I also have the Japanese version of this story, it was difficult to locate, it was different and had a different “feel” to it, the American version… Read more »

BruceB
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BruceB

To RD Wolff
FYI, there is also another Hachi statue at One Depot Square, Woonsocket, RI 02895, placed there and donated by the Beacon Charter High School for the arts.
This monument stands where the movie was filmed in 2009.
Information can be found by calling the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, 401-724-2200
The unveiling and presentation of this memorial was covered in this blog, and was attended by Japanese and US dignitaries.
Here is the weblink for this ceremony
http://www.www.vickiwongandhachi.com/blog–whats-new/hachiko-statue-dedication-at-woonsocket-train-station
However, personally. I find both statues quite beautiful.
Thank you for your interest, we all love Hachi !

Sira Sudhindranath
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Sira Sudhindranath

To RD Wolff and BruceB,
Talking about the props used for the movie, take a look at this:
http://www.instantstreetview.com/@42.003537,-71.513499,-194.1h,-8.61p,1z
“Bedridge Barber Shop”. Right across the street from “Bedridge” station. The picture is dated June 2012, i.e. long after the movie was completed. Perhaps the sign remains there to this day.

Vicki
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Vicki

Hi Chris! In reference to the station site condition after the shoot- the production company leased the location from the state, and responsible for returning it to original condition. I’m so pleased that the city of Woonsocket chose to honor Hachiko and the film with the statue! It’s a lasting monument to a dog who embodied all the higher qualities we strive to achieve.

Vicki
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Vicki

Thanks Sira for your insight! It was never specified how Hachi came to be lost, so your thoughts are perfectly plausible…

Sira Sudhindranath
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Thanks Vicki for posting the info about the cemetery. It would have been bad if it was the Union Cemetery and we had missed it during our Woonsocket tour earlier this year! As it turned out, I was not aware of the locations #5 and #6 until a few days before our trip. Our friend in Woonsocket pointed it out to me when I spoke on the phone, and so we included it in our list of places when we made the trip!

Sira Sudhindranath
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Sira Sudhindranath

I think I have located the spot more precisely. You can plug in 41.687603, -71.282471 on Google/Bing maps and select streetwide view (Bing seems to have a better image). This is the street on which you see a lone van moving along as the funeral is taking place. And the above location is likely the nearest point on the street from where the services were being held.

Sira Sudhindranath
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Sira Sudhindranath

I believe the two cemetery scenes were filmed in different parts of the cemetery (or from different angles at least) in order to give the impression that there were a few more gravestones added during the 10 years from when Parker passed away to the time when Cate revisits the place.

Sira Sudhindranath
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Sira Sudhindranath

There is just one more location that I have not been able to place yet. And that is where, near the very end of the movie, Ronnie gets off the bus and meets his dad, Michael and his little puppy. I have searched on Google and Bing in some areas of Woonsocket near the train tracks area (where at the very end, Ronnie and the puppy are walking along the track) but have not found it so far!

Vicki
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Hi Sira! I was going through my Hachi memorabilia from the shoot, and discovered lots of interesting things. I found the daily call sheets that describe each days shoot, local Woonsocket newspapers with Hachi news, all kinds of paperwork from our production! Lots of interesting items that triggered many sweet memories…