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“Tetsu-mon (Iron Gate) of Faculty of Medicine”

University of Tokyo
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Autumn Leaves: Tokyo in Fall Full-Day Sightseeing
Ranked #5 of 281 things to do in Bunkyo
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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.

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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 as Ueno Park. The acres show off wide walkways, beautiful trees, a heart-shaped pond, an eclectic mix of buildings and excellent signage. The standout here, however, is the Akamon Gate just east of the main gate on Hongo-dori Avenue.

This red gate holds National Treasure status because it is the only Goshuden-mon left in Japan. That is a type of gate constructed to welcome a bride, who is the daughter of a shogun. The Akamon Gate goes back to the Edo period when the Maeda Clan of the Kaga Domain lived where the University is now located. The 12th Lord of the Kada had the gate built to welcome his new wife. When I walked by here in November, many visitors waited for their turn to have a photo taken by this historic gate. It displays black accents, an arched gable and two guard posts that flank the entrance.

For those who know the story of Hachiko, the dog who went daily for years to greet his deceased guardian at their regular meeting place, the university has a more upbeat statue than the famous one at Shibuya Crossing. It depicts Hachiko and his guardian, a former professor of agriculture at the university. The two are meeting and appear quite happy. This statue went up in 2015 by the agriculture buildings, just inside the Nou-Seimon Gate.

The University of Tokyo is just a 1-minute walk from the Todaimae Station on the Namboku subway line.

Thank Rumples
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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.

Thank Krytennz
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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 is recommended (picture attached). Less than 1000 yen. The atmosphere is very relaxing with art all over. Enjoy! For more information, please refer to "hiddenjapanguide".

Thank rie s
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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.

Thank Mike_Amornsin
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