Slideshow: 7 Surprising Facts about Tokyo | Top Universities

Slideshow: 7 Surprising Facts about Tokyo

By Joseph Birdsey

Updated March 6, 2016 Updated March 6, 2016

Konnichiwa! With its 13 internationally ranked universities, as well as great industry and employer connections, Tokyo remains a popular choice for students looking to satisfy their wanderlust by studying abroad. But did you know that the latest QS Best Student Cities index ranks Tokyo as the third-best city in the world to be a student?

And… Did you know that Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station is the world’s busiest rail station, or that one third of Japan’s students attend university in Tokyo? If you’re planning a study abroad adventure, and the Japanese capital is calling, get prepared with some surprising facts about Tokyo! Find out more by clicking through the slideshow below.


The annual QS Best Student Cities index celebrates the world’s leading urban destinations for international students. Cities are assessed in five key categories: university rankings, student mix, desirability, employer activity and affordability.

This article was originally published in December 2015 . It was last updated in March 2016

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