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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Kyoto University Clock Tower

Kyoto University Clock Tower京都大学時計台記念館

The Kyoto University Clock Tower is the most recognizable building on the sprawling campus.

It was built in 1925 and has in the ensuing decades become a symbol of the world class university.

Today it is a very collegiate entrance just east of Yoshida Shrine.

With manicured lawns surrounding it,  the Clock Tower building has a stately air.

However, it witnessed many of the most violent demonstrations of the 1960s. Students today are tamer, but there is the occasionally placard-carrying overheated young person.

And the Clock Tower is no doubt the area to which he and his cohorts will gravitate.

Information

Closed December 28 - January 3
Open daily 9 am - 9:30 pm

Contact

Tel: 075 753 2285

E-mail : kinenkan@mail.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp

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