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As a TUJ study abroad student, you will have the option to live in a single-sex dorm, reside with a Japanese family in a homestay, or find your own housing in Tokyo.  

Housing in Tokyo is guaranteed for all program participants who submit the housing form and a $200 non-refundable housing deposit by the deadline set for your particular semester. Students requesting homestays will be interviewed by TUJ staff before housing placements are determined.


TUJ uses two main student residence halls in neighborhoods approximately 40-60 minutes from TUJ by public transportation. 

Takadanobaba Dorm (Men)

  • Male students who select the dorm option will be housed in Takadanobaba Dorm, a residence located in Shinjuku, Tokyo. The area has many local stores and restaurants catering to college students. 
  • Commute time to TUJ is about 50 minutes
  • Single-occupancy rooms are equipped with a private bathroom with shower, kitchenette, bed, desk and chair, and air conditioning
  • Internet connection (Ethernet and WiFi) available in each room
  • Coin-operated laundry room
  • TUJ Dorm Manager lives on-site

Kitazono Dorm (Women)

  • Eleven-story facility accommodates female students from various schools in the Tokyo area
  • 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. Ikebukuro, a major hub station and entertainment center, is easily accessible from Kitazono by train.
  • Commute time to TUJ is about 45 minutes
  • Single-occupancy rooms are equipped with a private bathroom with shower, kitchenette including basic utensils, bed, desk and chair, shelves, and air conditioning
  • Fiber-optic broadband Internet connection is available in each room; students should bring their own ethernet cable 
  • Common areas include: cafeteria where breakfast, lunch, and dinner can be purchased; an outdoor tennis court and exercise room; study room;  music room; and laundry facilities 
  • TUJ Dorm Manager lives on-site


  • Available for selected students who are interested in complete linguistic and cultural immersion
  • Provides additional opportunities for language practice, as Japanese hosts do not necessarily speak any English
  • Private room in a Japanese home
  • Includes two meals per day
  • Usually located in one of many residential areas beyond center of Tokyo, so you will get to know local neighborhoods that the casual tourist never sees
  • Commute to campus is approximately one-and-a-half to two hours each way by public transportation (a common commute for those who go to school or work in central Tokyo)

Independent housing

Program participants may also secure housing on their own. 

For more information about these options, visit the Temple University Japan campus website.