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Address: 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo 113-8654, Tokyo Prefecture
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First time to go into Todai campus.

I never been to Tokyo university even working near there, finally I entered the labyrinth... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
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106 reviews
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Reviewed 7 April 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。

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 10 February 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 master.

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105 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Good if you are in the area. The university has a unique architectural style and must be interesting for people who are into that. I personally liked the pond that offers a nice stroll around it. Wouldn't go out of my way to come here but if you live close by definitely make a visit.

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Thank Matan K
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875 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

If you are coming from or going to the Tokyo Dome or Ueno Park, or just strolling through Bunkyo-ku, a lovely Tokyo neighborhood where I have lived, the University of Tokyo, one of Japan's leading university, is worth a visit. It's a walk-through.

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Mannheim, Germany
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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

If you are in the area it is definitely worth visiting. Buildings with gothic shaped windows, traditional shapes buildings and an in the middle of it all ... a heart shaped lake :)

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 9 January 2016

I was visiting the university on business but I enjoyed looking around the campus too. There are some great gardens in the centre and interesting architecture. The shop sells interesting products produced by academics past and present.

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Thank Hapsci
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51 reviews
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Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

Tokyo University is the symbolic place for not only Japan but for many scholars in the world. This university has such beautiful campus and it is obvious why the university is the top one in Japan. Visit Tokyo and Tokyo university.

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Thank Judy L
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

I visited the place on Sunday afternoon during autumn time. What a lovely place. Its Sanshiro pond is just amazing. The university complex itself has lot of offer. Many people come to enjoy a walk, some do painting, cycling, kids running around. Definitely a great place to be.

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Makati, Philippines
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Reviewed 1 December 2015

I am staying near the area so I decided to go inside and it is a good thing I did. the place is beautiful in autumn. Very nice leaves and the buildings are ancient looking, very nice design. The new hachiko statue is here reunited with his master so that's another plus. There are a lot of restaurants outside and... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 21 November 2015

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.

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