Housing & Accommodations

Accommodations

International House (Off Campus)

Kyoto Institute of Technology International House (Marikoji Kaikan)
Kyoto Institute of Technology offers housing at its International House (Marikoji Kaikan). International House capacity is limited. Applications for accommodation are accepted twice a year, in January and July. For further details, please contact International Affairs. If there are vacant rooms, a notice will be posted on the International Affairs bulletin boards. 

Rent
(Monthly)
Membership fee
(Monthly/
per person)
Water charge
(Monthly/
per person)
Common service fee
(Monthly)
Cleaning fee
(on arrival)
Single
(69 rooms)
JPY 5,900 JPY 500 JPY
2,700
JPY
3,200
JPY
17,000
Couple
(12 rooms)
JPY 9,500 JPY 500 JPY
2,700
JPY
3,300
JPY
26,000
Family
(8 rooms)
JPY 14,200 JPY 500 JPY
2,700
JPY
3,400
JPY
33,000

(As of March 2017)

The total cost for the first month is about JPY 50,000 (single room). It includes the rent and fees for the first to second months, initial cleaning fees.

  • Access from Kansai Airport: (Share Taxi) MK taxi
  • Adress: 6-2 Yoshida-izumidonocho, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8301

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College House Matsugasaki (Matsugasaki Campus)

College House Matsugasaki has provided a residence for KIT and affiliated universiy students and KIT international scholars since 2013. This furnished apartment is only a one minute walk from the KIT campus. It is managed and operated by J.S.B Kyoto Co., Ltd.
(E-mail: matsugasaki[at]unilife.co.jp (Replace by @)
Homepage: http://unilife.co.jp/area/area_keiji/matugasakigakuseikan/)

Monthly Fees First Month Only
Type of Room Rent Other Fees Fees and Deposit
1K 39,500-46,500 yen 6,000 yen 50,000 yen
1LDK 72,500-74,500 yen 8,000 yen 50,000 yen

*1 Water and electricity charges must be paid separately.
*2 Residents must purchase fire insurance.

  • Adress: 12-2 Matsugasaki shurishiki-cho, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-0964

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Kyoto Foreign Student House

KIT international students may also rent rooms at Kyoto Foreign Student House, a residence owned by Kyoto Prefectural Government. It is located just opposite the Nakadachiuri Gate of the Kyoto Imperial Palace, 4.3 km from KIT.

Monthly rent and fees (as of January 2017)

Type of Room Rent Common Services and Utilities*
Single Room 18,500 yen 6,300 yen

*Note that :
1. “Common Services and Utilities” includes water, electricity and internet service.
2. An additional cleaning fee is required when moving out. 3 Amounts are subject to change.

Adress: 493-1 Hanatate-cho Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-0914

Private Lodgings

To insure improvements in living environments, convenient campus access and quality housing at reasonable rates for international students enrolled at KIT, we are providing a list of recommended real estate agents. We strongly suggest you avoid agencies not on this list.

List of Reputable Real Estate Agencies
1 Gakusei housing Co.Ltd. Head Office Sales Department
2 Gakusei housing Co.Ltd. Goshonishi‐karasuma shop
3 Flat Agency Shimogamo Branch
4 CHOEI Co.Ltd. Bellevie Demachiyanagi
5 Elitz Rental Properties Kitayama Branch
6 Elitz Rental Properties Kitaoji Branch
7 Elitz Rental Properties Kyoto Daigaku-mae Branch
8 Kitayama Branch Matsugasakikitayamadori Branch
9 Company Kyoto Jyutaku Center Gakusei Jyutaku Homes Kyodai Seimonmae
Kyoto Housing Search

A housing information search site managed by the “International Student Study Kyoto Network”,
which is formed by Universities, the local governments of Kyoto prefecture and Kyoto city etc.
Please refer to the link.

Additional information:

Students who are unable to obtain a room at the International House will be required to rent a private apartment. Generally, private accommodations are unfurnished. When you rent a private apartment in Japan, it is customary to pay the landlord key money (reikin) in addition to a security deposit (shikikin) in addition to the first month’s rent. It is recommended that you visit the estate agent with a Japanese friend, or someone who is experienced in such matters, when you search for an apartment.

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The Kosen Kaikan (Residence for Researchers) (Matsugasaki Campus)

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The Gakudo Kaikan (Residence for Researchers) (Saga Campus)

  • Access from Kansai Airport: (Share Taxi) MK taxi
  • Adress: Sagaippongi-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto