Facilities and Campus Map

ICU is located on a campus of roughly 620,000 square meters. Our classroom buildings and research facilities are surrounded by the Musashino woods, dotted with student dormitories and faculty housing. The western side of the campus adjoins the Tokyo Metropolitan Nogawa Park. With its rich natural surroundings, ICU is a great place to enjoy the changing seasons.

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University Hall

The current University Hall building originally housed the Mitaka Research Institute of the Nakajima Aircraft Company before the war. A fourth floor (designed by W.M. Vories & Company) was added to the original structure in 1953, and the outer walls were refurbished in 2003. The building houses classrooms of various sizes, as well as the Social Science Research Institute, Institute of Asian Cultural Studies, the Institute for the Study of Christianity and Culture, the Institute for Educational Research and Service, the Peace Research Institute, the University of California Tokyo Study Center, the Sacred Music Center and the Health Care Office.

Design: W.M. Vories & Company
Construction: Taisei Corporation

ICU Sacred Music Center

Established in 1977, the Sacred Music Center (SMC) took over the responsibilities of the Organ Committee that had managed and administered the Rieger Organ since its installation in the University Chapel in 1970. The SMC sponsors regular organ concerts, Christmas concerts and open lectures, and organizes private organ lessons for ICU students. The facilities at SMC also include two practice organs: the Arimasa Mori commemorative organ and the Noack organ.

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MacLean Avenue

MacLean Avenue is a 600-meter-long avenue connecting ICU's main gate and the University Chapel. It is named after Reverend John A. MacLean (Former Minister of the Ginter Park Presbyterian Church in Richmond, VA, and Honorary Doctor of Philosophy), who contributed greatly to the establishment of ICU. Roughly 70 cherry trees line both sides of the avenue - more than 100 including those around the area - which were planted in prayer for peace and neighborly love.

Lawn Area

The lawn area in front of the University Hall is an oasis for students. Here they chat with friends, have a siesta, and sometimes even have classes under the blue sky.


Since its opening in 1960, the Library has always been at the center of the university's academic information services. Its collection of more than 790 thousand volumes in Japanese, English and other languages covers a multitude of subjects in response to the needs the College of Liberal Arts and Graduate School. In 2000, the new Mildred Topp Othmer Library was opened. This was the first library in Japan which introduced an automated book storage and retrieval system.

On the ground floor, there are multimedia room and the study area where PCs are available (rental service possible). The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is located on the first floor, accommodating Learning Support Office, Educational Support Office, group learning area and group study rooms.

The ICU Archives and Special Collections and the Special Needs Support Office are located in the main Library.

Design: Raymond Architectural Design Office, Inc.
Construction: Taisei Corporation

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Education and Research Building

Completed in 1978, the Education and Research Building contains the faculty offices, as well as the Center for Gender Studies, the Graduate School Office and the Rotary Peace Center.

Design: Akira Inadomi
Construction: Takenaka Corporation

Education and Research Building II

Education and Research Building II was added in 1991. It houses faculty offices and Japanese Language Programs(JLP) as well as the Research Center for Global Language Education.

Design:Shin Kenchiku Sekkei Jimusho
Construction: Taisei Corporation

Science Hall

Completed in 1967, Science Hall is the center of education and research in the natural sciences and houses classrooms, laboratories, computer facilities, and faculty offices. It is equipped with a NMR instrument, electronic microscopes, a mass spectrometer, laser microscopes, and a biotron.

Design: Akira Inadomi
Construction: Takenaka Corporation

Integrated Learning Center

The Integrated Learning Center was completed in 1981 as a university-wide common use facility. It houses regular classrooms, computer rooms, CALL(Computer Assisted Language Learning) classrooms, a Digital Media Lab designed for the creation of video and multimedia contents, a computer-users' help desk, psychology laboratories and faculty offices.

ICU Hachiro Yuasa Memorial Museum

The Museum opened in 1982 to commemorate Dr. Hachiro Yuasa, the founding president of ICU. The main collection of the museum consists of folk art materials from Japan and other parts of the world assembled by Dr. Yuasa, some of the archaeological materials excavated from the ICU campus, and other works of art and historical objects. In addition to the regular exhibition, the Museum holds special exhibitions and open lectures.

Physical Education Center / Central Locker Building

There are two gymnasiums on campus. Physical Education Center A, which was completed in 2018, houses the main court , a studio , and seminar rooms in which physical education lectures can be conducted. Physical Education Center B, which was completed in 1972, houses rooms for ball games, martial arts, and weight training. Other physical education facilities include a swimming pool, which was completed at the same time as Physical Education Center A, and the Central Locker Building, which was completed in 2001 and houses locker rooms , shower rooms , offices for faculty in the Physical Education Program, etc. In addition, there are also roofed tennis courts , a baseball field, a soccer/rugby field, an archery range, etc.

Design supervision: Nihon Sekkei, Inc., Kengo Kuma and Associates (Physical Education Center A)
Design: Akira Inadomi (Physical Education Center), W. M. Vories & Company Architects Ichiryusha (Central Locker Building)
Construction: Maeda Corporation (Physical Education Center A), Takenaka Corporation (Physical Education Center B and Central Locker Building)

Sports Clubhouse

Completed in 1990, the Sports Clubhouse contains student sports clubrooms, locker and shower rooms.

Design and construction by Taisei Corporation

Diffendorfer Memorial Hall

East Wing

Completed in 1958, the Diffendorfer Memorial Hall East Wing is named in honor of Dr. Ralph E. Diffendorfer, who contributed greatly to the founding of ICU. The hall, with three stories above ground and one below, serves as a community center for faculty and students, housing an auditorium, student clubrooms and the Religious Center.

Design: W.M. Vories & Company
Construction: Taisei Corporation

West Wing

The West Wing was completed in 2000. This building, with four stories above ground and one below, houses a soundproof music room in the basement, a lounge, a cafeteria and a multi-purpose hall on the first floor, a campus store and conference rooms on the second floor, and student clubrooms on the third and fourth floors.

Design: W.M.Vories & company architects Ichiryusha
Construction: Taisei Corporation

University Chapel

The ICU Chapel was constructed in 1954, and extensions were completed in 1960. The Chapel features a pipe organ built by Rieger Organs of Austria. Matriculation, Commencement and other ceremonies, as well as the Chapel Hour, are held in the Chapel. Sunday services of the ICU Church, which are independent from the university, are open to the local community.

Seabury Memorial Chapel

Named in honor of Ruth Isabel Seabury, who contributed greatly to the founding of ICU, the Chapel was completed in 1959. Ceremonies and meetings with a small number of participants are held in this Chapel.

Design: W.M. Vories & Company
Construction: Taisei Corporation

Alumni House

Completed in 2000, the Alumni House is a place for interaction between the university community and alumni. It houses the Alumni Association Office and the Alumni Lounge on the 2nd floor.

Design: Design: Raymond Architectural Design Office, Inc.
Construction: Iwamotogumi Co., Ltd.

Kiyoshi Togasaki Memorial Dialogue House/Dining Hall

This multi-purpose building, completed in August 2010, combines the University Dining Hall, the International Conference room, Dormitory for Short-Term International Students and Dialogue House Residence for Visiting Researchers, as well as the offices listed below:

  • Service Learning Center
  • Counseling Center
  • Housing Office
  • Placement Office

Basic design: GYA Architects Inc.
Building plans: Nikken Sekkei
Construction: Taisei Corporation

Administration Building

Completed in 1978, the Administration Building accommodates the President's Office and other administrative offices and meeting rooms, including the offices of General Affairs Division, Financial Affairs Division, Personnel Division, and the Student Services Division.

Design: Raymond Architectural Design Office, Inc.
Construction: Taisei Corporation and Takenaka Corporation


The Taizansō is a villa comprised of six buildings located on campus that has a history preceding ICU's foundation. The "One-Mat Room" in one of the buildings is an important structure created by Takeshirō Matsuura who pioneered expeditions in Hokkaido. The six buildings were registered designated Tangible Cultural Properties in 1999.

Student Dormitories

ICU has ten student dormitories on campus. Two new dormitories, Momi House and Maple House, were opened in April 2017, and presently 30% of our student body enjoys communal living in dormitories on campus.

Facilities in Other Locations

As well as ICU's main Mitaka campus, students are able to use the Sanbiso Retreat and Miki House near Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, and the Nasu Campus in Tochigi Prefecture during the summer for extra-curricular activities. (Nasu Campus is currently unavailable for use.)

Nasu Campus
The Sambiso Retreet
Miki House
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