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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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We purposefully visited Tokyo University to see the Hachiko Reunited statue . The statue depicts Hachiko happily jumping on his owner and was erected on March 8, 2015 to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Hachiko's death . So, finally after 90 years, master and dog are together again. It is located at the left side of the main entrance to... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

University of Tokyo is a great place for a walk: the architectural style of the campus is quite unique, many of its buildings have been declared national treasure of Japan. You can find here kids playing, people reading books or even having a picnic under an old tree. And, of course, students praying for good grades.

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習志野
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

A lots of typical university "cafe" . Cheap and many kinda of foods. Also some famous restaurants here, such as Matsumotoro and Chinzanso.

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Headland, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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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.
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