University of Tokyo
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Neighborhood: 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.
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REDMAN
Egaleo, Greece4,525 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Business
Great honor to see my good friend invited to give a speech on the University of Tokyo for bio-fuel!
The campus was beautiful, almost like a fairytale!
Written April 3, 2019
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Bz3rk
Raleigh, NC484 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Does the average tourist have a reason to go to Tokyo University? I guess not. But Todai is perhaps the most famous university in the country. Maybe I've watched the anime "Love Hina" one to many times, but I thought it would be neat to take a stroll though campus. It was a long walk from Ueno station but I finally made it. Honestly, it was a bit disappointing. Having been on the campuses of such American schools as Duke University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of Alabama, the campus was not extremely impressive. Of course Tokyo doesn't have the space available the aforementioned schools do, but there was not much to set the architecture apart from the rest of the concrete mid-rises of Tokyo, except for the Yasuda Auditorium you see in every photo of the University.
Written March 20, 2007
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eeky888
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia189 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
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 the Agriculture Dept. The statue and location was beautiful and made a great closure to the lone Hachiko statue at Shibuya station. A meaningful visit for doggy lovers everywhere . The campus itself is also very nice with interesting architecture.
Written May 15, 2015
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RayParks
Adelaide, Australia2,865 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Friends
We went to see the new statue of Hachiko with Professor Ueno. It was located a few metres from the main gate of the Faculty of Agriculture. It was a heart-warming statue. The restored Hinoki cypress doors of the main gate were also impressive.
Written November 21, 2015
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kstaerk
Bern, Switzerland399 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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.
Written November 11, 2014
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AdiQ0502
Chiba-shi, Chiba, Japan53 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Friends
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. I totally enjoyed strolling around - it felt like a mini Europe in the middle of Japan. It's a bummer though, that the main building was under renovation when we came in, but the rest of the university's "Harry Potter-y" buildings were not.
The atmosphere around the campus is very peaceful - I guess that sort of tranquility aids in making Todai a conducive spot for learning.
Written October 8, 2014
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Huda N
Bandung, Indonesia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
a reputable campus that has good historical buildings. Has a modern canteen under the gtreen plaza in front of this building, has a halal food counter.
Written April 3, 2020
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Mark P
Singapore, Singapore306 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Maybe not for everyone, but if you have a connection with higher education for sure something to do. Good to have a stroll around on the prestigious campus. An interesting mix of old and new buildings, quiet and relaxing on weekends.
Written May 14, 2019
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Dr. Shibuyakko
California43,423 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
It's the "best" university in Japan, so if you're interested in seeing the highest academic institution in Japan, it's worth your time. Otherwise no need to make a special trip.
Written March 31, 2019
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Popeaska2013
Bucharest, Romania69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
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.
Written May 4, 2015
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