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The First Sushi Restaurant on a Japanese College Campus

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You'd think that Japan would have more sushi restaurants on school campuses. But nope, this appears to be the first of its kind in the country.

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Called Osakana Club Hama, the sushi restaurant is located on the University of Tokyo's Kashiwanoha Campus in Chiba. Originally, it was located in Tokyo's Nakano near one of the university's ocean research labs. But after the lab moved, so did the Osakana Club Hama in 2010, and according to Livedoor, "the first university campus sushi restaurant" was born.

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As far as sushi restaurants go, the food at Osakana Club Hama looks very fresh and very delicious. Remember, it's aimed at people who study fish for a living! But best of all, the restaurant is rather inexpensive.

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The daily special is a "one coin don" (don or 丼 refers to dishes served in bowls with rice) for 500 yen (US$4.24). The meal features a good helping of sashimi over a bed of rice.

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You can also a twelve-piece set of sushi for 980 yen (~$8)—that's 80 yen (~$0.7) per piece! As far as sushi goes, that's a steal.

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The restaurant is stocked with good, yet inexpensive sake.

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Best of all, the restaurant isn't only for students, researchers, and professors. It's also open to the general public.

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Top photo: Kashiwa City

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What blows my mind is 500 yen being a coin - and not even the largest face value I think. Either Japanese hardly use any cash or they carry around huge heavy purses.