Nishi Waseda is the location of the main campus of Waseda University. As a Japanese friend of mine said to me once, ‘Waseda University students smell of dirt’. What he was colourfully trying to express is that students at Waseda come from all over Japan – including the remote places where people might (heaven forbid) get dirt under their finger nails. While there isn’t a hell of a lot in Nishi Waseda, you could try to crash the university cafeteria or you could just hop over to the more lively Takadanobaba.
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