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 14.1M citations received by 715K academic papers made by 280 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 Physics

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

    Tohoku University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Enrollment
    17,831
    Founded
    1907
  3. For Physics

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

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

    Tokyo Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    10,357
    Founded
    1881
  6. For Physics

    Kyushu University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    42%
    Enrollment
    15,959
    Founded
    1911
  7. For Physics

    Nagoya University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Enrollment
    16,376
    Founded
    1939
  8. For Physics

    Hokkaido University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Enrollment
    18,628
    Founded
    1918
  9. For Physics

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

    Hiroshima University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    42%
    Enrollment
    15,226
    Founded
    1949
  11. For Physics

    Waseda University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    50,221
    Founded
    1882
  12. For Physics

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

    Tokyo University of Science logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1881
  14. For Physics

    Tokyo Metropolitan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    10,313
    Founded
    2005
  15. For Physics

    Kobe University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    16,226
    Founded
    1902
  16. For Physics

    Okayama University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    47%
    Enrollment
    13,012
    Founded
    1922
  17. For Physics

    Nagoya Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    5,776
    Founded
    1905
  18. For Physics

    Osaka Prefecture University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Enrollment
    8,051
    Founded
    1949
  19. For Physics

    Toyohashi University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    1976
  20. For Physics

    Shinshu University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1949
  21. For Physics

    Chiba University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    13,983
    Founded
    1949
  22. For Physics

    Yokohama National University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Founded
    1949
  23. For Physics

    Shizuoka University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    10,090
    Founded
    1949
  24. For Physics

    Niigata University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    12,289
    Founded
    1922
  25. For Physics

    Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    31%
    Founded
    1949
  26. For Physics

    University of Electro-Communications logo
    Acceptance Rate
    23%
    Enrollment
    5,329
    Founded
    1949
  27. For Physics

    Kanazawa University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    46%
    Enrollment
    10,432
    Male:Female
    64:36
    Founded
    1949
  28. For Physics

    Yamagata University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1949
  29. For Physics

    Kyoto Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1949
  30. For Physics

    Tokyo Medical and Dental University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    1946
  31. For Physics

    Nihon University logo
    Enrollment
    77,651
    Male:Female
    68:32
    Founded
    1889
  32. For Physics

    Nagaoka University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1976
  33. For Physics

    Kumamoto University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Enrollment
    7,757
    Founded
    1949
  34. For Physics

    Kyushu Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    5,876
    Founded
    1907
  35. For Physics

    Osaka City University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    31%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1928
  36. For Physics

    University of Tokushima logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Founded
    1949
  37. For Physics

    Gunma University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    40%
    Enrollment
    6,556
    Male:Female
    63:37
    Founded
    1949
  38. For Physics

    Saitama University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    38%
    Enrollment
    9,031
    Male:Female
    68:32
    Founded
    1949
  39. For Physics

    Tokai University logo
    Enrollment
    28,535
    Founded
    1946
  40. For Physics

    Mie University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    38%
    Enrollment
    8,455
    Male:Female
    63:37
    Founded
    1949
  41. For Physics

    Toyota Technological Institute logo
    Acceptance Rate
    46%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1981
  42. For Physics

    Yamaguchi University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    26%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1949
  43. For Physics

    Gifu University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    31%
    Enrollment
    7,323
    Male:Female
    65:35
    Founded
    1949
  44. For Physics

    Ibaraki University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    37%
    Enrollment
    8,249
    Founded
    1949
  45. For Physics

    Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    891
    Male:Female
    83:17
    Founded
    1990
  46. For Physics

    Ehime University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Enrollment
    9,267
    Founded
    1949
  47. For Physics

    Aoyama Gakuin University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    19%
    Enrollment
    19,776
    Founded
    1874
  48. For Physics

    Ritsumeikan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Founded
    1899
  49. For Physics

    University of Yamanashi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1949
  50. For Physics

    University of Toyama logo
    Acceptance Rate
    32%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1975
  51. For Physics

    Kansai University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    30,178
    Male:Female
    60:40
    Founded
    1922
  52. For Physics

    Kindai University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    32,145
    Founded
    1949
  53. For Physics

    Nagasaki University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    46%
    Enrollment
    9,150
    Founded
    1949
  54. For Physics

    Graduate University for Advanced Studies logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    1988
  55. For Physics

    Meijo University logo
    Enrollment
    3,835
    Founded
    1926
  56. For Physics

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

    Nara Institute of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    69%
    Founded
    1991
  58. For Physics

    University of Hyogo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Enrollment
    6,695
    Founded
    2004
  59. For Physics

    Saga University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1949
  60. For Physics

    Doshisha University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    28,642
    Male:Female
    62:38
    Founded
    1920
  61. For Physics

    Kagoshima University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Enrollment
    10,661
    Male:Female
    62:38
    Founded
    1949
  62. For Physics

    Iwate University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    6,000
    Founded
    1949
  63. For Physics

    Kanazawa Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    43%
    Enrollment
    7,197
    Founded
    1965
  64. For Physics

    Chubu University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Founded
    1938
  65. For Physics

    Tottori University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Enrollment
    6,195
    Founded
    1949
  66. For Physics

    University of Fukui logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Enrollment
    5,167
    Founded
    1949
  67. For Physics

    Akita University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Enrollment
    5,157
    Founded
    1949
  68. For Physics

    Muroran Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    43%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1949
  69. For Physics

    Hosei University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    23%
    Founded
    1880
  70. For Physics

    Shibaura Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    23%
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1949
  71. For Physics

    Aichi Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Founded
    1959
  72. For Physics

    Utsunomiya University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1949
  73. For Physics

    Chuo University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1885
  74. For Physics

    Chiba Institute of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    9,853
    Founded
    1942
  75. For Physics

    Ryukoku University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1639
  76. For Physics

    Meiji University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    31,339
    Founded
    1881
  77. For Physics

    Shimane University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1949
  78. For Physics

    Rikkyo University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1922
  79. For Physics

    Osaka Institute of Technology logo
    Founded
    1922
  80. For Physics

    Kanagawa University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    38%
    Enrollment
    18,693
    Founded
    1949
  81. For Physics

    Gakushuin University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    9,186
    Founded
    1877
  82. For Physics

    Kogakuin University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Founded
    1887
  83. For Physics

    Fukuoka University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    20,356
    Founded
    1934
  84. For Physics

    Hirosaki University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1949
  85. For Physics

    Toho University logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1925
  86. For Physics

    Oita University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    5,781
    Male:Female
    62:38
    Founded
    1949
  87. For Physics

    Kwansei Gakuin University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    15,500
    Founded
    1912
  88. For Physics

    Kitami Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    37%
    Enrollment
    1,300
    Founded
    1960
  89. For Physics

    Tokyo Denki University logo
    Founded
    1907
  90. For Physics

    Showa University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Founded
    1928
  91. For Physics

    Ochanomizu University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    2,075
    Founded
    1874
  92. For Physics

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

    Nara Women's University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1908
  94. For Physics

    Yokohama City University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Founded
    1928
  95. For Physics

    Kagawa University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    6,539
    Founded
    1949
  96. For Physics

    Nagoya City University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Founded
    1950
  97. For Physics

    Kochi University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    26%
    Enrollment
    2,074
    Founded
    1997
  98. For Physics

    University of the Ryukyus logo
    Acceptance Rate
    37%
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1950
  99. For Physics

    Okayama University of Science logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Enrollment
    6,050
    Founded
    1962
  100. For Physics

    Konan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    33%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1919

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