The University of Tokyo

Exterior of the University of Tokyo's Yasuda Auditorium

The University of Tokyo

The University of Tokyo is a public university located in the Bunkyo Ward of Tokyo. Built in 1877, the University of Tokyo is one of Japan’s most prestigious universities. About 30,000 students attend the school across its five different campuses. The Hongo Campus can be said as the university’s main campus. The campus is built on the ruins of the feudal Maeda Family’s house. The famous Akamon, or red gate of the University of Tokyo, can be found on this campus. The gingko trees at the Hongo Campus are well known as well. Every autumn, the ginkgos turn into a rich yellow color and decorate the campus. You can also find a statue of Hachiko at the Hongo Campus. Hachiko’s owner, Professor Ueno Hidesaburo, taught at the University of Tokyo. A statue of Professor Ueno and hchiko can be found on the Faculty of Agriculture’s grounds.

Basic Information

7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Varies by facility
During entrance exam periods
Free campus tours available (reservations required)


  • FromHongo-sanchome Station (Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line)
    about an 8-minute walk from Exit 2 
  • FromHongo-sanchome Station (Toei Oedo Line)
    about a 6-minute walk from Exit 5
  • FromYushima Station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line)
    about an 8-minute walk from Exit 1
  • FromTodaimae Station (Tokyo Metro Namboku Line)
    about a minute walk from Exit 1
  • FromKasuga Station (Toei Mita Line)
    about a 10-minute walk from Exit A6
  • FromNezu Station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line)
    about an 8-minute walk from Exit 2

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