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University of Tokyo

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Address: 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo 113-8654, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: 3-3812-2111
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The Fukutake Hall at Hongo Campus is right next to the main gate (and the U of Tokyo souvenir shop). The building by Tadao Ando was completed in 2008. I had not visited for some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I wanted to see it because I'm a fan of a manga in which the University plays a big part. I really liked it and the buildings and landscaping is very nice, but it's not really worth going out of your way to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Fukutake Hall at Hongo Campus is right next to the main gate (and the U of Tokyo souvenir shop). The building by Tadao Ando was completed in 2008. I had not visited for some years and was stunned by the clean structure. Practical point: there is also a cafeteria in this building that serves reasonable western style lunches.

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Chiba-shi, Chiba, Japan
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Staying in Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda

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Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
Ochanomizu boasts its academic foundations starting with Yushima Seido, the birthplace of modern day Japanese education. The area has kept its college town feel with several university campuses. If you head towards Jinbocho, you'll find musical instrument and sports equipment shops, and an area of used bookstores for students and anyone interested in literature and the arts. Akihabara is well-known for its computer and electronic goods stores, and is now hugely popular as the must-visit mecca for people interested in anime and games. Kanda is an office district where you can find loads of reasonably priced izakayas popular with professionals who stop to eat and drink before making their way home.