I visited the University of Tokyo for koyo on day 12 of my Japan trip. University of Tokyo or Todai is known for its beautiful ginkgo trees during fall and indeed it was REALLY stunning! After our visit, we realized it was time for lunch. Without any idea what to eat, we checked out the shops opposite the university and settled on this particular one called Hotto Motto ほっともっと where its main customers are mostly students.
Hotto Motto is a fast food restaurant that serves take out bento aka lunch box. Hotto Motto is not a dine-in restaurant, hence you can only find chairs for you to sit and wait for your order.
Use the ticket machine to buy meal ticket.
Since the machine only has Japanese language, we need to match the price and photo of the bentos we wanted to order between the brochure and machine. Thankfully, it was easy.
Since this is a take out bento, we figured the best place to eat it would be at University of Tokyo. So we went back and looked for a place to have our lunch, which is near a beautiful gigantic tree near Yasuda Auditorium.
Everyone agreed that the lunch was 👍. If I ever visit Todai again, I’m going to try their cafeteria food.
ほっともっと Hotto Motto (東大正門前店 University of Tokyo Store)
東京都 文京区 本郷 6-17-10
Opening time: 8am-10pm, daily
Nearest station: Todai-mae and Hongo-sanchome