Waseda University was founded by Shigenobu Okuma (formerly known as Tokyo Senmon Gakko). The symbol of the university is the Okuma Auditorium.

Waseda University Tokyo

The university has produced many famous people. To Name a few, Yukio Aoshima (former Governor of Tokyo), Seiko Ito (novelist), Machi Tawara (poet), Haruki Murakami (novelist), Hiroshi Kume, Tetsuya Chikushi, Terry Ito, and Sugako Hashida, who are often seen on TV, and successive prime ministers, Tanzan Ishibashi, Noboru Takeshita, Toshiki Kaifu, Keizo Obuchi, Yoshiro Mori and others.

Also, Gospellers, Tetsuya Komuro, Sun Plaza Nakano, and Demon Kogure are graduates of Waseda University.

Waseda University Tokyo

Waseda University Information

NameWaseda University
Address1-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Nishiwaseda Campus)
Telephone03-3203-4141 (main)

How To Get To Waseda University

Tozai Line Waseda Station, Rakurakucho Line, 15 minutes walk from Edogawabashi Station Exit 1A
4 minutes walk from Waseda Station on Toden Arakawa Line

Waseda University Tokyo

Things To Do Near Waseda University

  • 100m – Aizu Yaichi Memorial Museum:  Aizu Yaichi, a poet, calligrapher, and scholar of oriental art, is commemorated in this museum.
  • 200m – Dr. Tsubouchi Theatre Museum: Founded to celebrate the completion of the translation of the complete works of Shakespeare by Dr. Shoyo Tsubouchi
  • 400m – Ana Hachimangu shrine: A shrine that is known for its prayers to ward off bugs, and horseback archery.

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