100 Best universities for Physics in Japan

Below is the list of best universities in Japan ranked based on their research performance in Physics. A graph of 13.4M citations received by 643K academic papers made by 274 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 between 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 the university website.

For Physics

#1 in Japan
#1 in Asia
#3 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
28,171
Founded
1877

For Physics

#2 in Japan
#3 in Asia
#12 in the World
Acceptance Rate
41%
Enrollment
17,831
Founded
1907

For Physics

#3 in Japan
#4 in Asia
#16 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
22,615
Male:Female
76:24
Founded
1897

For Physics

#4 in Japan
#5 in Asia
#20 in the World
Acceptance Rate
41%
Enrollment
23,316
Male:Female
68:32
Founded
1931

For Physics

#5 in Japan
#8 in Asia
#29 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
10,357
Founded
1881

For Physics

#6 in Japan
#20 in Asia
#62 in the World
Acceptance Rate
41%
Enrollment
16,376
Founded
1939

For Physics

#7 in Japan
#21 in Asia
#65 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Enrollment
15,959
Founded
1911

For Physics

#8 in Japan
#29 in Asia
#90 in the World
Acceptance Rate
36%
Enrollment
18,628
Founded
1918

For Physics

#9 in Japan
#63 in Asia
#186 in the World
Acceptance Rate
32%
Enrollment
16,525
Male:Female
61:39
Founded
1973

For Physics

#10 in Japan
#72 in Asia
#217 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Enrollment
15,226
Founded
1949

For Physics

#11 in Japan
#77 in Asia
#251 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Enrollment
50,221
Founded
1882

For Physics

#12 in Japan
#79 in Asia
#256 in the World
Acceptance Rate
24%
Enrollment
33,500
Founded
1858

For Physics

#13 in Japan
#82 in Asia
#270 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1881

For Physics

#14 in Japan
#101 in Asia
#331 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
9,126
Founded
2005

For Physics

#15 in Japan
#103 in Asia
#334 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
15,986
Founded
1902

For Physics

#16 in Japan
#110 in Asia
#359 in the World
Acceptance Rate
24%
Enrollment
8,051
Founded
1949

For Physics

#17 in Japan
#111 in Asia
#362 in the World
Acceptance Rate
47%
Enrollment
13,054
Founded
1922

For Physics

#18 in Japan
#118 in Asia
#379 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
5,776
Founded
1905

For Physics

#19 in Japan
#119 in Asia
#381 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
13,983
Founded
1949

For Physics

#20 in Japan
#123 in Asia
#404 in the World
Acceptance Rate
34%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1949

For Physics

#21 in Japan
#126 in Asia
#413 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Founded
1949

For Physics

#22 in Japan
#128 in Asia
#416 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Founded
1976

For Physics

#23 in Japan
#137 in Asia
#436 in the World
Acceptance Rate
40%
Enrollment
10,090
Founded
1949

For Physics

#24 in Japan
#140 in Asia
#447 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
12,289
Founded
1922

For Physics

#25 in Japan
#143 in Asia
#463 in the World
Acceptance Rate
31%
Founded
1949

For Physics

#26 in Japan
#146 in Asia
#468 in the World
Acceptance Rate
23%
Enrollment
5,329
Founded
1949

For Physics

#27 in Japan
#157 in Asia
#498 in the World
Acceptance Rate
46%
Enrollment
10,111
Male:Female
64:36
Founded
1949

For Physics

#28 in Japan
#158 in Asia
#500 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1949

For Physics

#29 in Japan
#165 in Asia
#513 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1949

For Physics

#30 in Japan
#168 in Asia
#526 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1976

For Physics

#31 in Japan
#169 in Asia
#528 in the World
Enrollment
77,651
Male:Female
68:32
Founded
1889

For Physics

#32 in Japan
#174 in Asia
#542 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
5,876
Founded
1907

For Physics

#33 in Japan
#176 in Asia
#549 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Founded
1946

For Physics

#34 in Japan
#182 in Asia
#564 in the World
Acceptance Rate
44%
Enrollment
7,629
Founded
1949

For Physics

#35 in Japan
#184 in Asia
#571 in the World
Acceptance Rate
31%
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1928

For Physics

#36 in Japan
#192 in Asia
#594 in the World
Acceptance Rate
36%
Founded
1949

For Physics

#37 in Japan
#200 in Asia
#618 in the World
Acceptance Rate
46%
Enrollment
375
Founded
1981

For Physics

#38 in Japan
#203 in Asia
#623 in the World
Acceptance Rate
40%
Enrollment
6,556
Male:Female
63:37
Founded
1949

For Physics

#39 in Japan
#208 in Asia
#628 in the World
Acceptance Rate
38%
Enrollment
9,031
Male:Female
68:32
Founded
1949

For Physics

#40 in Japan
#211 in Asia
#644 in the World
Enrollment
891
Male:Female
83:17
Founded
1990

For Physics

#41 in Japan
#216 in Asia
#653 in the World
Enrollment
28,535
Founded
1946

For Physics

#42 in Japan
#222 in Asia
#677 in the World
Acceptance Rate
19%
Enrollment
19,776
Founded
1874

For Physics

#43 in Japan
#224 in Asia
#683 in the World
Acceptance Rate
38%
Enrollment
8,455
Male:Female
63:37
Founded
1949

For Physics

#44 in Japan
#227 in Asia
#689 in the World
Acceptance Rate
26%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1949

For Physics

#45 in Japan
#228 in Asia
#695 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Founded
1988

For Physics

#46 in Japan
#234 in Asia
#710 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1949

For Physics

#47 in Japan
#236 in Asia
#712 in the World
Acceptance Rate
31%
Enrollment
7,323
Male:Female
65:35
Founded
1949

For Physics

#48 in Japan
#237 in Asia
#715 in the World
Acceptance Rate
36%
Founded
1899

For Physics

#49 in Japan
#239 in Asia
#720 in the World
Acceptance Rate
37%
Enrollment
8,249
Founded
1949

For Physics

#50 in Japan
#242 in Asia
#724 in the World
Enrollment
3,835
Founded
1926

For Physics

#51 in Japan
#244 in Asia
#726 in the World
Acceptance Rate
32%
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1975

For Physics

#52 in Japan
#248 in Asia
#735 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
9,267
Founded
1949

For Physics

#53 in Japan
#252 in Asia
#743 in the World
Acceptance Rate
76%
Enrollment
30,178
Male:Female
60:40
Founded
1922

For Physics

#54 in Japan
#254 in Asia
#746 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
32,145
Founded
1949

For Physics

#55 in Japan
#260 in Asia
#763 in the World
Acceptance Rate
69%
Founded
1991

For Physics

#56 in Japan
#263 in Asia
#769 in the World
Acceptance Rate
21%
Enrollment
13,280
Founded
1913

For Physics

#57 in Japan
#268 in Asia
#780 in the World
Acceptance Rate
36%
Enrollment
6,695
Founded
2004

For Physics

#58 in Japan
#271 in Asia
#790 in the World
Acceptance Rate
46%
Enrollment
9,150
Founded
1949

For Physics

#59 in Japan
#275 in Asia
#807 in the World
Acceptance Rate
36%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1949

For Physics

#60 in Japan
#277 in Asia
#811 in the World
Acceptance Rate
44%
Enrollment
10,661
Male:Female
62:38
Founded
1949

For Physics

#61 in Japan
#290 in Asia
#848 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
5,367
Founded
1949

For Physics

#62 in Japan
#296 in Asia
#860 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
28,642
Male:Female
62:38
Founded
1920

For Physics

#63 in Japan
#301 in Asia
#872 in the World
Acceptance Rate
41%
Founded
1938

For Physics

#64 in Japan
#319 in Asia
#917 in the World
Acceptance Rate
43%
Founded
1965

For Physics

#65 in Japan
#334 in Asia
#940 in the World
Acceptance Rate
41%
Enrollment
5,167
Founded
1949

For Physics

#66 in Japan
#349 in Asia
#977 in the World
Acceptance Rate
24%
Enrollment
5,157
Founded
1949

For Physics

#67 in Japan
#366 in Asia
#1016 in the World
Acceptance Rate
36%
Enrollment
6,195
Founded
1949

For Physics

#68 in Japan
#371 in Asia
#1030 in the World
Acceptance Rate
43%
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1949

For Physics

#69 in Japan
#377 in Asia
#1042 in the World
Acceptance Rate
23%
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1949

For Physics

#70 in Japan
#382 in Asia
#1057 in the World
Acceptance Rate
23%
Founded
1880

For Physics

#71 in Japan
#392 in Asia
#1072 in the World
Acceptance Rate
44%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1949

For Physics

#72 in Japan
#411 in Asia
#1101 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Founded
1959

For Physics

#73 in Japan
#417 in Asia
#1112 in the World
Acceptance Rate
38%
Enrollment
18,693
Founded
1949

For Physics

#74 in Japan
#421 in Asia
#1119 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
20,720
Founded
1922

For Physics

#75 in Japan
#423 in Asia
#1122 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1885

For Physics

#76 in Japan
#424 in Asia
#1124 in the World
Enrollment
9,853
Founded
1942

For Physics

#77 in Japan
#442 in Asia
#1151 in the World
Acceptance Rate
34%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1949

For Physics

#78 in Japan
#446 in Asia
#1156 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
31,339
Founded
1881

For Physics

#79 in Japan
#455 in Asia
#1168 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1639

For Physics

#80 in Japan
#459 in Asia
#1177 in the World
Enrollment
237
Male:Female
56:44

For Physics

#81 in Japan
#462 in Asia
#1185 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
15,500
Founded
1912

For Physics

#82 in Japan
#472 in Asia
#1200 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
9,186
Founded
1877

For Physics

#83 in Japan
#475 in Asia
#1205 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1949

For Physics

#84 in Japan
#477 in Asia
#1207 in the World
Founded
1922

For Physics

#85 in Japan
#482 in Asia
#1218 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Enrollment
20,356
Founded
1934

For Physics

#86 in Japan
#491 in Asia
#1233 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Founded
1887

For Physics

#87 in Japan
#493 in Asia
#1239 in the World
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1925

For Physics

#88 in Japan
#499 in Asia
#1248 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
2,075
Founded
1874

For Physics

#89 in Japan
#507 in Asia
#1270 in the World
Founded
1907

For Physics

#90 in Japan
#511 in Asia
#1275 in the World
Acceptance Rate
37%
Enrollment
2,019
Founded
1960

For Physics

#91 in Japan
#520 in Asia
#1294 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
5,781
Male:Female
62:38
Founded
1949

For Physics

#92 in Japan
#526 in Asia
#1310 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1908

For Physics

#93 in Japan
#529 in Asia
#1313 in the World
Enrollment
29,300
Male:Female
59:41
Founded
1887

For Physics

#94 in Japan
#537 in Asia
#1327 in the World
Acceptance Rate
12%
Founded
1928

For Physics

#95 in Japan
#545 in Asia
#1341 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
6,539
Founded
1949

For Physics

#96 in Japan
#546 in Asia
#1342 in the World
Acceptance Rate
33%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1919

For Physics

#97 in Japan
#560 in Asia
#1365 in the World
Acceptance Rate
37%
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1950

For Physics

#98 in Japan
#564 in Asia
#1373 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Founded
1949

For Physics

#99 in Japan
#588 in Asia
#1422 in the World
Enrollment
6,050
Founded
1962

For Physics

#100 in Japan
#589 in Asia
#1424 in the World
Acceptance Rate
26%
Enrollment
2,074
Founded
1997

The best cities to study Physics in Japan based on the number of universities and their ranks are Tokyo, Sendai, Kyoto, and Suita.