Housing Options - Dorms and Homestays

TUJ has two dorm facilities in the Tokyo area with a live-in resident assistant in each dorm. Students are assigned to each facility based on gender. In accordance with Temple University's policies, all TUJ facilities including the dorms and homestays are no-smoking, no-alcohol. A dorm manual with explanations on other rules and policies is distributed at the mandatory dorm orientation held during TUJ's new student orientation week.

Students found in violation of dorm rules may be subject to disciplinary procedures under Temple University's Student Conduct Code. Depending on the severity and frequency of the violation, students may be expelled from the dorm and/or the university.

Takadanobaba Dorm (male students)

Building and Location


Left: Kitchenette / Right: Private Bathroom with Shower

Takadanobaba Dorm is located in Shinjuku, Tokyo. The commute to TUJ is about 50 minutes by subway or JR train lines.

Takadanobaba Station has many local stores and restaurants catering to college students. The Yamanote Line provides direct access to Shinjuku and Shibuya, two of the busiest shopping and entertainment centers in Tokyo.

Rooms and Facilities

Front Desk

Laundry Room

A standard single room is about 17 square meters and comes equipped with a bed, a private bathroom with shower, a desk and a chair, an A/C unit, and a kitchenette. Bedding (pillow, blanket, sheets) is provided, but towels are not. Internet connection (Ethernet and WiFi), a small television, a mini refrigerator, basic kitchen utensils, and tableware are provided.

The building has a coin-operated laundry room and a small convenience store.

General information for Takadanobaba Dorm

Monthly Resi Stays Takadanobaba

3-18-3, Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0075

03-3368-1381 (From overseas: +81-3-3368-1381)

Kitazono Women's Dorm

Building and Location

Top left: Bedroom / Bottom Left: Kitchenette / Right: Private Bathroom with Shower

Kitazono Women's Dorm accommodates 600 female students from various schools in the Tokyo area. The 11-story building is located in an academic district of Itabashi Ward within short walking distance to many parks, public facilities and a convenient shopping area with grocery stores and restaurants near the subway station. Total door-to-door commute time to TUJ is about 45 minutes, including a 30-minute direct subway ride from Itabashi-Kuyakusho-Mae Station to Shirokane-Takanawa Station. Ikebukuro, a major hub station and entertainment center, is easily accessible.

Common Areas and Rooms

Top: Cafeteria / Bottom: Outdoor Tennis Court

Kitazono Women's Dorm features a variety of common facilities such as outdoor tennis court, cafeteria, study room, sound-proof music room, exercise room and laundry room. Well-balanced meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) can be purchased at the restaurant-style cafeteria.

A single-occupancy dorm room is equipped with an A/C unit, private bathroom with shower, kitchenette, bed, desk and chair, shelves, and fiber-optic broadband internet connection. LAN cables to connect to the internet are not provided.

General information for Kitazono Women's Dorm

Kitazono Women's Student Dormitory

2-6-1 Kaga, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo 173-0003

03-3579-8111 (From overseas: +81-3-3579-8111)


TUJ offers a limited number of homestays for international students with Japanese families. This is a good option for students who wish to become more immersed in Japanese culture and language. Students in homestays will be provided two meals a day and will have a private room. In order to make the best of this experience, students will be expected to adjust to the host family's living arrangement, "live locally," eat a Japanese diet with the host family, participate in Japanese family life, and spend meaningful time with the family. Preference for selection will be given to students who demonstrate cultural sensitivity, flexibility, and a genuine interest and commitment to Japanese culture by speaking Japanese (or be willing to learn, if a beginner) and abiding by Japanese values and customs.