Off-campus Accommodation

Securing private housing in Japan can be quite challenging for international students currently residing outside of Japan due to language barriers and the need for a local guarantor.
As a result, the university rents off-campus apartments on behalf of international graduate students and provides them to students upon their request.
These apartments are located within a 10 to 25 minute-walk to campus and cost approximately JPY 35,000 to 40,000 per month.

Type of Accommodation

Off-campus apartments

Room option

Self-catered single-bedroom
*Family room option is not provided.
*Pets are not allowed.

Location

10 to 25 minute-walk to campus

Costs

JPY 35,000 to 40,000 per month

Contract Period

One-year contract

*Students who will reside in apartments provided by the university must stay there at least for 12 months (maximum for 2 years).
*Please note that students cannot shift to another apartment for the first year during their contract period. 
*For the Spring entry students, the contract period starts from April to March.
*For the Fall entry students, the contract period starts from September to August.

Others

*Residents need to make payment of the utility fee (electricity, gas, and water) 
*As for the Internet connection, there are basically free internet services; however, each dormitory has different internet facilities.

●Keikan, Soei, & Seigi: Soka University Free Wi-Fi is available.
●Zephyr:  Even though the resident can use the free internet, each resident must make a contract with an Internet provider after arrival. It will take 2 or 3 days to activate the internet access.
*It is recommended that international residents abroad bring short-term portable travel Wi-Fi for the first week.