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Akamon (Red Gate), Tokyo

Akamon (Red Gate) - Tokyo, Japan
Akamon (Red Gate)
7-3-1 Hongo, Tokyo, Japan 113-0033Map
+81 3 5321 3077
Neighborhood: Shinjuku-ku
Overview

The elegant Akamon, a symbol of the University of Tokyo, is also an important national cultural treasure. Built to welcome Yasuhime, the daughter of the 13th generation Shogun Ienari, on her visit to the samurai Maeda Family in 1828, the gate got its name from its beautiful vermilion color, and its eaves still retain the Maeda Family crest. While you are on the grounds, pause to consider this century-old masterpiece.

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By David Beck | Posted 05/05/11
  This is a nice place and nice people are everywhere:)  
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By David Beck | Posted 05/05/11
  This place is so ******* gay and pud whackers are everywhere.  
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Akamon (Red Gate) General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Hongo-sanchome Station/Todaimae Station
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