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Brief explanation of Tokyo university.

As of my last knowledge update in January 2022, there are several universities in Tokyo, Japan, and one of the most prestigious is the University of Tokyo (東京大学, Tōkyō daigaku), commonly referred to as Todai. It was founded in 1877 and is often considered one of the top universities in Asia and globally.

Here are some key points about the University of Tokyo:

  1. History: Established during the Meiji era, the University of Tokyo has a rich history and has played a significant role in the development of modern education and research in Japan.
  2. Academic Excellence: The University of Tokyo is renowned for its academic excellence in various fields, including science, engineering, medicine, social sciences, and humanities. It consistently ranks among the top universities in international rankings.
  3. Campuses: The university has multiple campuses in different parts of Tokyo, including Hongo, Komaba, and Shirokane. Each campus specializes in specific academic disciplines.
  4. Research: The university is a hub for cutting-edge research and innovation. It has contributed significantly to advancements in science and technology, as well as other academic disciplines.
  5. Graduates: Many prominent figures in various fields, including Nobel laureates, have graduated from the University of Tokyo, contributing to its global reputation.
  6. International Collaboration: The university actively engages in international collaboration, hosting students and researchers from around the world. It also participates in joint research projects with institutions globally.


The University of Tokyo has several campuses that are located in different parts of Tokyo, each specializing in specific academic disciplines. Here are some of the main campuses:

Hongo Campus: The Hongo Campus is the main and oldest campus of the University of Tokyo. It is situated in Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo. This campus is known for its historical significance and is home to faculties such as Law, Economics, Science, Engineering, and Medicine, Education, Literature. As this photo below, the street in front of the building are beutiful for full of its ginkgo trees. The landmark “Komaba Ike” in Komaba district campus is called “12Rou(repeating the grade) Ike” from “34Rou Ike. So there is a rumor that if you gazing Ike, you’ll end up to repeat the grade…Be careful. In addition to the pond, there is a famous red door called “Akamon” as the phtos below. This door seems icon of The university of Tokyo and sometimes TV company carris questionaire.
Map : UT_map_Hongo_e_2023 (

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Komaba district Campus: The Komaba Campus is located in Meguro Ward, Tokyo. It houses the College of Arts and Sciences, which offers interdisciplinary programs in various fields, including law, medicine, engineering, literature, agriculture, economics, education, farmacy, social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities.

The prominently situated building northeast of Building 1 is the 21 Komaba Center for Educational Excellence, commonly known as ’21KOMCEE.’ Many University of Tokyo students refer to it as ‘ComC.’ The ’21’ in its name derives from being a ’21st-century type’ facility, emphasizing its commitment to novel and advanced educational approaches. Incidentally, during the planning phase, it was referred to as the ‘ideal educational building.’ Completed in 2011, this strikingly modern structure features tall, white pillars and is beautifully illuminated in the evening.
Map : UT_map_Komaba_e_2023 (

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Kashiwa campus : This campus, equipped with world-class research facilities such as extreme measurement laboratories, strong magnetic field laboratories, neutrino observatories, and high-field MRI facilities, successfully relocated the Hypersonic High-Enthalpy Wind Tunnel from Komaba II Campus in March 2006. This campus is for some parts of Science and Engineering.
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Shirokanedai campus : At the Shirokanedai (Platinum) Campus, there is the Institute of Medical Science, the largest life science research institution in Japan, complete with an affiliated hospital. This serves as the University of Tokyo’s research hub, not only within Japan but also as an international leader in life sciences research.
Map : Shirokane_Nakano (

I would like to introduce deeper information about The university of Tokyo, but it’s gonna be so long that I will end up here and write about it in other posts. Bye!