Since its inception, Keio has continued to pursue Yukichi Fukuzawa's spirit of jitsugaku, which holds that one should not just acquire information from book learning, but should learn from real-life experiences in order to apply viable solutions to actual problems. Keio continues to pursue jitsugaku today, fostering forward-looking thinkers at its six major campuses.
Living on Hiyoshi Campus, Yokohama
Although only a short train ride from one of Tokyo's major hubs, Shibuya, the Hiyoshi campus is even closer to central Yokohama. Located just south of Tokyo, Yokohama is Japan's second largest city, with a population of 3.63 million. Well-known for having the largest Chinatown in Japan, Yokohama is also popular for its fashionable Motomachi shopping area, the Yokohama Marine Tower, Yamashita Park and the futuristic Minato Mirai 21 harborside area, which includes the Landmark Tower, the tallest building in Japan. Yokohama is also home to a professional baseball team and two professional football teams.