Canteens and Facility building
University of Tokyo owned several canteens or restaurants, among which I often went to the Central Canteen and Ginkgo Canteen. Dishes there people could choose were fixed and hardly changed and the two canteens almost shared the same recipes except that the Central Canteen provided more kinds of food and people could order food by using self-service machines there.
Moreover, one day a friend took me to the Second Canteen, which gave me a big surprise. The Second Canteen even provided buffet with kinds of fruit, desserts and vegetables. There I could enjoy more and different kinds of food. However, it was a pity that the Second Canteen only provided lunch.
Our Graduate School of Public Policy was sharing the Administration Bureau Bldg #2, very near the Tatsuoka Gate with several other departments. On the first floor, there was a special area for international students to rest or communicate. And the Health Care Center was also on the ground floor where I could consult a doctor if I felt sick. Located on the fifth floor, was the Japanese Language Center where I had to take Japanese courses three times a week. Then, GraSPP occupied the sixth floor and shared some classrooms on the seventh floor. Teachers in the Student Office were very kind and helpful, whom I would always contact regarding my study and stay at Todai.