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As a TUJ study abroad student, you will have the option to live in a 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.




Takadanobaba Dorm 

  • 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

In the event that Takadanobaba Dorm cannot accommodate all students, TUJ will utilize an overflow housing facility.


  • 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)
  • Students requesting homestays will be interviewed by TUJ staff.

Independent housing

Program participants may also secure housing on their own. 

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