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Tokyo, Japan

Location and Facilities

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School location and facilities

Showa Women’s University (SWU) and Temple University, Japan Campus now share a campus at SWU’s current location in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo. The Temple Japan building, which opened in Fall 2019, provides excellent resources for Temple Japan students, including study abroad students. The building is 9,000 square-meters and includes enhanced common areas, a modern library, expanded and improved studio spaces, and a dedicated art gallery. Students also have access to athletic facilities and the more traditional university setting at Showa. 

Facilities include classroom space, art studios, computer labs and a wireless network, student lounges, a library, a career center, a teaching and learning center, and administrative offices. On the first floor of the main building, you will find the Office of Student Services (OSS). As the office responsible for non-academic programming and support, OSS will likely serve as your home base during your time at Temple Japan. 
 
Temple Japan is easy to reach using Tokyo’s famous public transportation system and is within walking distance of several subway and train stations. You will find the location convenient for grabbing lunch at one of the many eateries, or a well-stocked convenience store, and for exploring Tokyo after class. You may hop on the train for a quick ride to Shibuya, a vibrant area popular with young adults, or head to the Imperial Palace (home to the emperor), the Diet Building (Japanese Legislature), or the shopping districts of Ginza and Shinjuku, all of which are accessible from campus.
 
 
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Why Tokyo?

Tokyo is:

  • A city at the forefront of innovation, a cosmopolitan capital rich with ancient customs that still continue to shape daily Japanese life
  • A city with an incredible level of energy and vitality
  • A city made up of many centers, each with its own special character
  • An ideal city in which to study abroad

You could spend a lifetime exploring Tokyo and never see it all.