Meiji University was founded in January 1881 as the Meiji Law School by a group of young lawyers barely in their 30's: Tatsuo Kishimoto, Kozo Miyagi, and Misao Yashiro. It was an era characterized by Japan's urgent need to develop as a modern independent nation. The three founded the Meiji Law School in their fervent hope to "foster bright capable youths who would lead a modern civil society in Japan".
Although confronted with countless obstacles and hardships along the way, Meiji University was born as a site for learning and education. Continuing its growth without ever ceasing to ring the chimes of liberty, Meiji University has expanded as one of the prominent private universities of Japan, celebrating its 130th anniversary in 2011. With Rights, Liberty, Independence and Self-government as its guiding principles, Meiji University ranks solidly among the best universities in Japan, currently consisting of 10 schools: the School of Law, School of Commerce, School of Political Science and Economics, School of Business Administration, School of Arts and Letters, School of Information and Communication, School of Global Japanese Studies, School of Science and Technology, School of Agriculture, and the School of Interdisciplinary Mathematical Sciences. The Graduate School is made up of 15 Schools: the Graduate School of Law, Graduate School of Commerce, Graduate School of Political Science and Economics, Graduate School of Business Administration, Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Graduate School of Information and Communication, Graduate School of Global Japanese Studies, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Graduate School of Advanced mathematical Sciences, and the Graduate School of Humanities. There are independent schools in various disciplines, including the Law School, Graduate School of Governance Studies, Graduate School of Global Business, and the Graduate School of Professional Accountancy. The University also boasts the Meiji University Meiji High School and Meiji University Meiji Junior High School.
Palace（center、green area ）and Grand Palace Hotel（ホテルグランドパレス left up）and Meiji Univ.（明治大 center up）
(1) From Airport to JR Tokyo Station
From “Narita Airport” to “JR [Japan Railway]Tokyo Station”
Please use “Narita Express”. It takes fifty minutes from Narita Airport Station to JR Tokyo Station.
From “Haneda Airport” to “JR Tokyo Station”
Please use “Tokyo-monorail”. It takes 20 minutes from Haneda Airport Station to “JR Hamamatsutyo station”, and exchange the train at”JR Hamamatsutyo station” to “JR Tokyo Station”. It takes 10 minutes. Otherwise please use “limousine bus” from the airport to “JR Tokyo station”.
(2) From JR Tokyo Station to Hotels near Meiji University(Example. Grand Palace Hotel )
Please use taxi service. It takes 15 minutes and cost 1500 Yen.
(3)From Hotels to Meiji University.
It takes around 15 ~20 minutes walk.
In the case of “Grand Palace Hotel”, it takes 20~25 minutes walk along with Yasukuni – Dori. Otherwise please use Subway(One stop from “Kudanshita stataion”near the hotel to “Jimbocho station”, then 5 minutes walk to Meiji Univ.) or Taxi( Many taxies operating on “Yasukuni-Dori”)
There are many hotels in Tokyo. The followings are good hotels near Meiji University within 15~20 minutes walk.
(1)Hotel Grand Palace Kudanshita Tokyo
The location of this hotel is near the Palace and very nice hotel.
(2)Hill Top Hotel(Yamanoue Hotel)
This hotel locates in fact in the campus of Meiji Univ, and very famous hotel among novel writers. Three rooms are kept for ASCOLA. until the end of March.
(3)Tokyo Garden Palace
This hotel is fifteen minutes walk to Meiji Univ. The price is moderate.
(4)The Niwano hotel
This hotel is three minutes walk to Suidoubashi station and fifteen minutes walk to Meiji University located behind Meiji Univeersity.