Todai
The University of Tokyo is a national university established in 1877. It is Japan’s most prestigious edu …

The University of Tokyo is a national university established in 1877. It is Japan’s most prestigious educational institution and its name is often abbreviated to Todai. There are five campuses but  the Hongo campus is the headquarters of the university and is the one with the longest history.

東京大学

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Akamon, the big red gate that is the symbol of the university, is a nationally-designated Important Cultural Property that conveys the traditions and history of this institution. This University of Tokyo campus was formerly the site of the residence of a feudal lord. This gate was built in 1827, during the Edo period, to welcome the daughter of the shogun, from the Tokugawa clan, when she married the lord of the Maeda clan of Kaga. Following the Meiji Restoration, this feudal lord’s residence became the University of Tokyo; having been dismantled and repaired in 1961, the Akamon still stands today, watching over the comings and goings of the students.

赤門

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There is Sanshiro Pond which is considered one of the most beautiful gardens in Edo time.
The name Sanshiro comes from a novel of that name by Natsume Soseki set around Tokyo University.
Although care is required when wet, the path and stepping stones around the Sanshiro Pond are worth navigating for the various vantage points on the ponds Beauty.

三四朗池

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Moreover, in the fall, the gingko trees that line both sides of the path from the Main Gate to the Yasuda Auditorium glow golden in the autumn light. Standing taller than the university buildings, the trees provide a sense of tranquility. Even if you are not a student, you can freely enter the campus and look around. Please check it out!

Station

Hongosanchome, Todaimae, Yushima, Ueno