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University of Tokyo, Tokyo

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University / School · Hidden Gem · Historic Walking Area
Take a culturally enriching walk through the urban campus of University of Tokyo. Established in 1877, the campus occupies what was the estate of an Edo period family of feudal lords, with a number of relics dating back to the era. Take a campus tour to learn about the history of the campus buildings, and the evolution of student life throughout the years. Pay a visit to the museums located on the campus to learn about the university and the district, and take a break by the artificial pond, shaped in the character "kokoro," meaning heart. Put University of Tokyo at the forefront of your travel plans using our Tokyo road trip tool.
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  • 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.  more »
  • University of Tokyo is a big university, it has a very big land with big trees everywhere. So calm, quite, and also relaxing. And it where I found the reunited statue of hachiko and Prof Ueno.  more »
  • The bestest school in Japan, ranked 20-something worldwide. Probably one of the best in the world if you exclude places like the Ivy League and Oxbridge. Unlike Kyoto University, Tokyo-U is built on a slope and has a lot of ‘forest’ in its boundaries. Perhaps because of that, you can see more tourists and citizens just chilling in the campus.
  • For tourist: beautiful campus with lots of Ginkgo and Maple trees, amazing to visit in the fall.
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