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Rikkyo University Ikebukuro Campus

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Address: 3-34-1 Nishi ikebukuro, Toshima 171-8501, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3985-2202

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Nice Architecture

I work for a University in Canada so I wanted to stop by just to see what a Japanese campus would look like. It was nice to for a quick stroll and just to look arond.

Reviewed 17 May 2016
Normand D
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5 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I had a lot of experience while in school. Now it has been more than 10 years since I had graduated from this university, and then it's my please that this beautiful schoolhouse reminds me of having precious days!

Thank 342masayak
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

This university is incredible. If you are in the middle, you can imagine that you are in England and not in Tokyo. All is open, you can visit it as you want. I recommend for a quiet stop. It is just few hundred meters of ikebukuro station.

1 Thank Isabelle R
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8 reviews
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Its main building is well known for its beatiful fasade and atmosphere, so many visitors take pictures of it and think they have seen the best parts of Rikkyo. But if you you really want to discover the real aspects of the college, I recommend you go deeper and further. For example, you can go inside the chapel which is... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Rikkyo University is arguably one of the most European-looking universities in Japan. It is also the place where Tokyo Ghoul's anime studio picked for Kamii University. In other words, you can think of Kaneki, Hide, and Nishiki attending school here. This is a must-visit place for Tokyo Ghoul fans. By the way, Cafe Museum (Cafe Re:) is just a few... More 

1 Thank Knightwind
St. Catharine's
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

I work for a University in Canada so I wanted to stop by just to see what a Japanese campus would look like. It was nice to for a quick stroll and just to look arond.

Thank Normand D
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

In the hustle and bustle of Ikebukuro, this campus is so peaceful and so beautiful. It's also very surprising to find this british lookalike university in Tokyo. If you are in the neighborhood, take the time to visit and take a break.

1 Thank Laurence E
Penarth, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

My son works here as a lecturer. it is difficult to believe that this university is in the middle of a concrete jungle. It is an oasis of piece and quiet with a very real feel of Oxford or Cambridge about it. The refectory is straight out of Hogwarts. The university motto is in Latin Appetitus Rationi Obedient - follow... More 

2 Thank Raiderbankk
Fukaya, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015

The red brick buildings crept with ivy of the University of Saint Pauls are really beautiful and this place is a hidden hitorical spot in Ikebukuro. The curry rice of school cafeteria is worth trying, too. The ceiling of cafeteria reminds me something like the abbey of the Middle Ages. Although this is not my alma mater, I like visiting... More 

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Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Rikkyo University Ikebukuro campus is the perfect place to have a break and enjoy the English architecture or have a meal in on of the "shokudo" there. I recommend it to all the travelers passing by Ikebukuro !!

Thank Nail S
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131 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2014

This campus is quite lovely and peaceful. Don't make a long trip to visit, but if you find yourself near the Ikebukuro Station with some time on your hands, walk around and enjoy the landscaping and the architecture. The grounds are very well kept and the buildings are nicely maintained. After visiting so many temples, it was quite nice to... More 

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Ikebukuro is an area of massive development. Several thousand tenants occupy two giant department stores and shopping malls, where all sorts of shopping and gourmet foods can be enjoyed. The 60-story building at the east entrance of the station, Sunshine City, is a landmark within Ikebukuro and features an aquarium, planetarium, theme park as well as an observation platform. The popular name for the western side of this area is "Otome Road" (Maiden Road) and there are many shops selling products related to anime with a female theme. It has rapidly become the worldwide headquarters for ‘otaku’ or geek culture.
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