Housing & 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. For further details, please contact International Affairs office. If there are vacant rooms, a notice will be posted on the International Affairs office bulletin boards. 

Residence Policies(PDF)

Membership fee
per person)
Water charge
per person)
Common service fee
bed linen
per person)
Cleaning fee
(on arrival)
(69 rooms)
JPY 5,900 JPY 500 JPY
(12 rooms)
JPY 9,500 JPY 500 JPY
(8 rooms)
JPY 14,200 JPY 500 JPY
Residents should pay Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. directly for electricity use as billed monthly.
(As of October 2018)

Access to International House(PDF)

  • Address: 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.

  • Address: 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 March 2018)

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 4,000 yen will be charged every month. 3 Amounts are subject to change.

Address: 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
  • Address: Sagaippongi-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto