Campus and Access

Public Relations Office        August 25, 2014

Campus Information

Kwansei Gakuin has 6 campuses : Nishinomiya Uegahara, Nishinomiya Seiwa, Kobe Sanda, Osaka Umeda, Tokyo Marunouchi and Takarazuka.

The classes of Kwansei Gakuin University are mainly conducted at the Nishinomiya Uegahara, Nishinomiya Seiwa and Kobe Sanda campus.

Nishinomiya Uegahara Campus

Nishinomiya Uegahara Campus

The Nishinomiya Uegahara Campus is located about halfway between Kobe and Osaka in the city of Nishinomiya. In 1929, Kwansei Gakuin moved to this campus, which is designed in a "Spanish mission style" by William Merrell Vories(1880-1964) , who was a missionary, architect, educator, and entrepreneur born in the United States, worked mainly in Kansai area in Japan.

All of its buildings share the features of cream-colored concrete walls and red roofs. The Clock Tower stands at the center of one's view when entering through the main gate and the landscaping helps to contribute to this campus's reputation as one of the most beautiful in Japan.

This campus houses the Schools of Theology, Humanities, Sociology, Law and Politics, Economics, Business Administration, Human welfare studies, “Language, Communication, and Culture”, and Law School, Institute of Business and Accounting (Business School, Accounting School), as well as most of the administrative offices of Kwansei Gakuin.

Nishinomiya Seiwa Campus

Nishinomiya Seiwa Campus

This campus houses the Schools of Education, the Junior College, and Kindergarten. This campus is 10 minutes from the Nishinomiya Uegahara Campus on foot, and filled with children’s glee and warm-hearted atmosphere.

Kobe Sanda Campus

Kobe Sanda Campus

This eco-friendly campus, KSC houses the School of Policy Studies, and School of Science and Technology. KSC is fully equipped with excellent facility for advanced research activities.

The same architectural style as its Nishinomiya-Uegahara predecessor is shared. This campus is located in the city of Sanda, about an hour to 70 minutes from Nishinomiya by shuttle bus.

Osaka Umeda Campus

Applause Tower

The Osaka Umeda Campus is in the Applause Tower, where is a short walk from central stations of Osaka city, such as Hankyu Umeda Station, Osaka City Subway Umeda Station, and JR Osaka Station. Besides holding numerous graduate school classes for working people, the campus offers support for lifelong learning and student job placement. It is also a base for industry-academia linking and PR activities.

Tokyo Marunouchi Campus

Tokyo Marunouchi Campus

The Tokyo Marunouchi Campus is on the 10th floor of the Sapia Tower, next to Tokyo Station.

The Tokyo Marunouchi Campus is a base for information gathering and provision, the furthering of lifelong learning, and job placement support in the Tokyo metropolitan area. Of special note is the fact that it is the base of the Tokyo Alumni Association. Alumni give courses like the Crescent Moon Class and the New Moon Class for KGU students. Also popular is the Marunouchi Course, lectures by prominent figures working on the front lines of the business world. The Tokyo Marunouchi Campus staff help KGU students find work in Tokyo. And KGU graduates living in Tokyo are also there to support current students.

Takarazuka Campus

Elementary School

This campus houses the Elementary School. The site of this campus was former Takarazuka Family Land amusement park. Like an amusement park, the Elementary School offers dreams, surprises and joy to children. There are the grand theater of Takarazuka Revue, Osamu the Tezuka Manga Museum, and Takarazuka Garden Place.

Senri International Campus

Senri International Campus

The Senri International Campus is home to Osaka International School (OIS) and Senri International School, Middle and High Schools (SIS). Osaka International School and Senri International School were founded to bring together, for the benefit of returnee, national, and international residents of the Kansai region, the best of Japanese and non-Japanese educational ideas, systems and techniques into two schools which share a building, programs, curricula, philosophies, experiences, and dreams.
Students on the Senri International Campus comprise roughly one third non-Japanese, one third returnee and one third domestic students. The faculty and staff draw on each others' skills and experiences to provide educational experiences for these students that are rich in content and diversity, preparing them for the challenges and opportunities of the ever more interconnected world of the 21st century.