Tokyo has many nationally important independent universities and colleges, such as Tokyo Institute of Technology, The University of Tokyo, International Christian University, Keio University, Waseda University, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Sophia University, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. The city has dozens of other private colleges and universities, including many religious and special-purpose institutions.
Tokyo, Japan’s busy capital, mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers to historic temples. The opulent Meiji Shinto Shrine is known for its towering gate and surrounding woods. The Imperial Palace sits amid large public gardens. The city's many museums offer exhibits ranging from classical art (in the Tokyo National Museum) to a reconstructed kabuki theater (in the Edo-Tokyo Museum). The major tourist attractions in Japan include Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Jigokudani Monkey Park, Kiyomizu-dera, Himeji Castle, Great Buddha of Kamakura, Todaiji Temple, Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Imperial Palace, Mount Fuji, Golden Pavilion.