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7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo 113-0033, Tokyo Prefecture
Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
+81 3-3812-2111
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All reviews red gate beautiful campus main building national treasure great place for a walk ueno park worth a visit universities agriculture powai hachiko statue medicine mon depicted guard tokyo
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Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

Just like any other top ranked university campus in the world, walking through Tokyo University will make your Sunday afternoons a pleasant one (assuming the campus is crowded on the weekdays). Trees, quiteness, and a starbucks to accommodate your walk.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 15, 2018

Some parts of this campus are historic and scenic. Like most Japanese universities, however, the university buildings are rather drab. Worth a visit because of the brand and the excellent strolling near by, including proximity to Akihabara, electric town.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

One should visit this place for the amazing natural views. There are so many things to do and watch for.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed April 4, 2018

On our way to Shinobazu Pond, our driver took us along the fence line of the University of Tokyo and passed by Tetsu-mon (Iron Gate) of the faculty of medicine. It’s a very large campus.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank RayParks
Reviewed March 19, 2018

During out long-term visits to Tokyo, we stay in an apartment quite close to this university, one of the world's best institutions of higher learning. I have used the campus many times throughout the years, including last fall, as a shortcut to nearby places, such...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Rumples
Reviewed February 19, 2018

The university is a stunning campus and a great place to visit as a tourist. There are plenty of places to sit down, relax and watch hundreds of people go about their daily lives.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Krytennz
Reviewed November 30, 2017

Areuvoir, the restaurant in the Department of Agriculture of University of Tokyo is hidden away and difficult to find. Just ask the guards at the entrance who will kindly show you the way. few minutes walk and you will find it. Very healthy lunch set...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank rie s
Reviewed November 13, 2017

You can call Todai for this university (stand for Tokyo Daikaku = University of Tokyo). There are many old and attractive building with nice architecture especially for the main building and you can walk through the university to Ueno park.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Mike_Amornsin
Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

I never been to Tokyo university even working near there, finally I entered the labyrinth. 職場が近いのに、一度も足を踏み入れたことのなかった東京大学。ついに先日潜入に成功しました(笑) 思ったよりも広くて迷いつつ、弥生門から正門に抜け道。 かなり古い建物が多いのかと思いきや、スタバとかもあってびっくり。 今度は昼間、行ってみよう。

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank seitakeuchi
Reviewed February 10, 2017

If you were touched by the story of the original Hachiko statue, the new one in Tokyo University is a wonderful ending to the story. Having lost one of my own dogs recently, it was comforting to see Hachiko depicted as being reunited with his...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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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
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Randy M
January 19, 2017|
Response from FarAway809821 | Reviewed this property |
Anyone can go in there on Saturdays.
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Zhd M
April 20, 2016|
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Response from Barry C | Reviewed this property |
You can enter the grounds of the university without problem. There is no pass needed. I do not know whether you are permitted inside the university buildings as we went to see the grounds, particularly the beautiful statue... More
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Mariana M
Host families (2 Replies)
Hi there. I'm a 24 year-old university student and I'm going on a 7/9 month exchange program to Tokyo. I'm on the last year of Architecture degree so I would really aprecciate to experience all the japanese culture as much as possible (all cultures for the matter, last year I did an exchange program to Slovenia). Given this introdution, I would like to ask for an opinion. Should I look for dorms, guesthouse (shared apartments) or for a foster/host family for my time in Tokyo? I'll be...More
August 01, 2017|
Response fromRiff M|
This forum is generally for folks going on vacation which is not your situation. In my experience universities usually have housing departments where there is either help for finding a place to live or at least a list of possible apt or host offerings. I'd check with the university before doing anything else.
Joanne J
Pass for travelling in Tokyo in 2days (2 Replies)
I bought a 7 days JR Pass for travelling around Japan, can this be used on Tokyo JR subways? My hotel is at Nihombashi and I will be travelling around Shibuya, Chiyoda, Taito and Bunkyo. Some detail location: Akihabara, Shinjuku, Tokyo Skytree, Kameido, Tsukiji Fish Market, Harajuku, University of Tokyo, Odaiba, Asakusa. Which pass should I get? Is there a one-day pass?
July 19, 2016|
Response fromHiroSKMT|
>>I bought a 7 days JR Pass for travelling around Japan, can this be used on Tokyo JR subways? JR Lines -> Yes Subway -> NO JR and Subways are operated by different companies. >>Which pass should I get? Is there a one-day pass? Unless the 72-hour Tokyo Subway ticket, other passes are hard to pay off. Better to get a Suica / PASMO (stored value card for transportation) and pay as you go.
Hong Kong, China
Entering University of Tokyo past midnight? (9 Replies)
Hi there I will be walking past the Tokyo University past midnight, and was wondering if I could go in? Not inside buildings and lecture halls of course, just wanted to know if the outdoor areas are open 24/7. Thanks
November 16, 2016|
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>>they're having entrance exam in Feb-Mar every year. In addition, National Center Test is held in mid January.