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University of Tokyo

7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo, Tokyo Prefecture 113-8654, Japan
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Ranked #7 of 49 Attractions in Bunkyo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
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Chiba-shi, Chiba, Japan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I never really thought of Todai to be tourist destination per se, but the thought of the university being one of Asia's best universities (oh, wait, it IS currently ranked the best in Asia) made it an interesting spot for me. Apart from the Akamon (Red Gate), the entirety of the university grounds in Bunkyo feel very western to me.... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is one of the nicest districts in Tokyo. The park is huge and the university is located next to the park. I went for an art convention and the hospitality was huge. Beautiful school and if I were a student I would apply. They also have several museums either in the area or associated with the university and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I had an internship in todai for 2 months its one of the best universities in the world it is not fancy but it has a lot of hard workers. it has a big beautiful lake with a lot of trees around it it is a must specially to take a pic of the red gate

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A historical site with many western buildings, Japanese gates. Unfortunately, the iconic main building was under renovation, so I couldn't have my picture taken there. A relaxing walk for an afternoon. Venture into the basements of buildings for the canteens and bookshops.

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Grenoble, France
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70 reviews 70 reviews
41 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I did not plan to visit this place but I went here to work for 1 day. It is a nice and quiet campus.

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Vienna, Austria
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place by accident - still it turned our to be one of our Tokyo highlights! At one end of the area there is an all wild garden with a small pond. A lot of fish, birds and turtles - a quite surreal place given its location and a perfect escape from the busy surroundings.

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New York City, New York
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84 reviews 84 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I was pleasantly surprised by how nice the campus is. It has the right vibe, and conference facilities were top notch as well.

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Yokohama, Japan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Although it may seem intimidating, some of the buildings in the Hongo campus are impressive, a stroll on a weekend or holiday may find you encounter families with young children riding unicycles on the alleys. The Health and Medicine Museum is also worth visiting. Many statues dot the corners, inspiring.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

Of course, being the MOST pretigious University in Tokyo, it was amazing. I've always wondered what it would be like to attend there..

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The old buildings, the clock tower, some redbrick buildings and the pseudo-Gothic libraries are all of interest. There are some popular restaurants, one of which is on top of the University Hospital, on 15th floor, with an excellent view! The garden and the large pond are also worth a visit.

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