Accommodation

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation facilities at the University of Tsukuba include the Global Guest House for single persons, Foreign Scholars’ Residence for couples and families, and employee accommodation facilities for households. The conditions of occupancy and the period of use are different for each, so please check the information below for details, and if you wish to use it, please apply through the host faculty member before coming to Japan.

These are some off-campus accommodation facilities for international researchers. However, it may not be able to provide the accommodation of your choice,  depending upon availability, please check availability beforehand.


On-campus accommodation facilities (As of April, 2022 )

Information on University of Tsukuba accommodation facilities
https://www.tsukuba.ac.jp/en/campuslife/welfare-facilities-accommodation/external link

» Global Guest House

Available Period Guest House: Less than 1 month at the longest (Short-term)
Monthly Guest House: More than 1 month and within 1 year (Long-term)
Contact / Inquiry The Global Guest House desk
Tel 080-9206-3044
Division of Facilities Management, Department of Facilities
Tel 029-853-2193
Location Kasuga area
〒305-0821 1-2 Kasuga, Tsukuba, Ibaraki
Specifications Guest House (short-term accommodation facility for single persons)
22 rooms (including 1 wheelchair-accessible room)
Monthly Guest House
(Long-term accommodation facility for single persons)
28 rooms (including 2 wheelchair-accessible rooms)
Rates/Rents 1 night: 4,700 yen 67,000 yen (/month)
Utility charges up to using
Other:

  • Internet utility charges
  • bedding rental charge (only those who are interested)
  • Deposit of 22,000 yen is required at the start of use.
Remarks

» Foreign Scholars Residence

Available Period For stays of more than 1 month and within 1 year
Contact / Inquiry Division of Facilities Management, Department of Facilities (Tel 029-853-2193)
*Interpreter required when moving in
Location 〒305-0005 2-1-1 Amakubo, Tsukuba, Ibaraki
Specifications Family-6 Rooms Couples-6 Rooms
Rates/Rents 38,451 yen (/month)
Other:

  • Common Area Service Fee 1,080 yen (/month)
  • Cleaning Costs 39,930 yen (at time of departure)
15,721 yen (/month)
Other:

  • Common Area Service Fee 1,080 yen (/month)
  • Cleaning Costs 33,660 yen (at time of departure)
Remarks
  • For those who are not directly employed by the university (Visiting Foreign Research Fellow, etc.)
  • This room is designed for 2 persons or more.
  • Furnished
  • Parking fee 5,079 yen (/month)
  • Utility charges up to using

» Employee Housing

Available Period Up to 5 years from date of hiring
Contact / Inquiry Division of Facilities Management, Department of Facilities (Tel 029-853-2193)
*Interpreter required when moving in
Location 〒305-0032
1-18-1 Azuma, Tsukuba, Ibaraki
〒305-0032
3-6 Takezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki
3-8-1 Takezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki
Specifications Family-63 Rooms 75m² Family-34 Rooms 92~94m²
Rates/Rents 63,300 yen (/month) 78,800 yen (/month)
Remarks
  • For Full-time employees and researchers (Non-Full-time)
  • This room is designed for 2 persons or more.
  • Unfurnished
  • Parking fee 5,079 yen (/month)
  • Utility charges and common area service fee (neighborhood community association dues), up to using
Off -campus accommodation facilities

» JST International Residence for Researchers (Ninomiya House)
https://www.jst.go.jp/inter/jsthouse/en/index.htmlexternal link

Who can apply International Researchers
When to apply As needed (1 month before occupancy)
How to apply Application is coordinated by the University of Tsukuba.
Location Ninomiya Tsukuba, Ibaraki
Remarks
  • Furnished
  • Single/Couple type available
  • 76,000-100,000 yen(/month)

» Tokyo International Exchange Center (Residence Halls for International Students and Researchers)
https://www.jasso.go.jp/en/ryugaku/kyoten/tiec/index.htmlexternal link

Who can apply
  • JSPS International Students
  • International Researchers
  • Japanese Researchers
When to apply As needed (1 to 2 months before occupancy)
How to apply Application is coordinated by the University of Tsukuba.
Location Takezono/Ninomiya Tsukuba, Ibaraki
Remarks *Application is limited to those who can commute from the Tokyo International Exchange Center (Nearest Station: Fune-no-Kagakukan Station on the Yurikamome Line, Tokyo) to the University of Tsukuba.
Private rental housing

There are many apartments and condominiums in the vicinity of the university. Rent varies depending on the area, age of the building, and building facilities, etc. The average rent is approximately 30,000 to 50,000 yen per month for a single use apartment (six-mat room with kitchen, bath and toilet). To rent an apartment, it is common to sign a contract through a real estate agency. When you look for an apartment, go to a real estate agency and tell them what type of apartment you are looking for. There is no charge for property referrals and information.
Upon signing a lease, you will need to pay a deposit (Shikikin) and key money (Reikin), that are usually equivalent to 1-2 months of the rent, and a commission fee. Key money and commission fee will be paid to the landlord and the real estate agency respectively. Your deposit will be refunded when the contract is terminated, however, it is often used to cover the costs of cleaning and repair when you move out. You will also need a joint guarantor and fire insurance and these should be prepared and purchased on your own. Please inquire with the real estate agency if you have questions.  Note that prepaying monthly rent is a common practice in Japan. Make sure to pay rent on time.

Guidebook for Tenants: National Federation of Real Estate Transaction Associations