17 Best universities for Philosophy in Japan

Below is the list of best universities in Japan ranked based on their research performance in Philosophy. A graph of 7.05K citations received by 3.88K academic papers made by 17 universities in Japan was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with an official site as it's constantly changing data.

  1. For Philosophy

    University of Tokyo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    28,253
    Founded
    1877
  2. For Philosophy

    Kyoto University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    37%
    Enrollment
    22,629
    Male:Female
    76:24
    Founded
    1897
  3. For Philosophy

    University of Tsukuba logo
    Acceptance Rate
    32%
    Enrollment
    16,525
    Male:Female
    61:39
    Founded
    1973
  4. For Philosophy

    Kyushu University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    42%
    Enrollment
    15,959
    Founded
    1911
  5. For Philosophy

    Tohoku University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Enrollment
    17,831
    Founded
    1907
  6. For Philosophy

    Waseda University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    50,221
    Founded
    1882
  7. For Philosophy

    Ryukoku University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1639
  8. For Philosophy

    Keio University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Enrollment
    33,500
    Male:Female
    67:33
    Founded
    1858
  9. For Philosophy

    Hokkaido University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Enrollment
    18,628
    Founded
    1918
  10. For Philosophy

    Osaka University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Enrollment
    23,316
    Male:Female
    68:32
    Founded
    1931
  11. For Philosophy

    Founded
    1926
  12. For Philosophy

    Sophia University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    21%
    Enrollment
    12,306
    Male:Female
    45:55
    Founded
    1913
  13. For Philosophy

    Nagoya University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Enrollment
    16,376
    Founded
    1939
  14. For Philosophy

    Komazawa University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    16,000
    Founded
    1592
  15. For Philosophy

    Toyo University logo
    Enrollment
    29,300
    Male:Female
    59:41
    Founded
    1887
  16. For Philosophy

    Rissho University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1924
  17. For Philosophy

    Bukkyo University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    27%
    Enrollment
    6,952
    Male:Female
    53:47
    Founded
    1887

The best cities to study Philosophy in Japan based on the number of universities and their ranks are Tokyo, Kyoto, Tsukuba, and Fukuoka.