Campus and Access
Kwansei Gakuin has eight campuses: Nishinomiya Uegahara, Kobe Sanda, Nishinomiya Seiwa, Nishinomiya Kitaguchi, Osaka Umeda, Tokyo Marunouchi, Takarazuka and Senri International. The classes of Kwansei Gakuin University are mainly conducted at the Nishinomiya Uegahara, Nishinomiya Seiwa and Kobe Sanda campuses.
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). Mr. Vories, who was a missionary, architect, educator, and entrepreneur born in the United States, worked mainly in the Kansai area in Japan. All of the campus buildings are designed to have cream-colored 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 the reputation of the campus as one of the most beautiful in Japan.
Kobe Sanda Campus
The environmentally friendly Kobe Sanda Campus (KSC) houses the School of Policy Studies and the School of Science and Technology. The KSC is fully equipped with excellent facilities for advanced research activities. It shares the same architectural style as the Nishinomiya-Uegahara campus, and is located in the city of Sanda, about an hour to 70 minutes from Nishinomiya by shuttle bus.
Nishinomiya Seiwa Campus
The Nishinomiya Seiwa Campus houses the School of Education, Seiwa Junior College, and the Kwansei Gakuin Kindergarten. The air at the campus is constantly filled with the laughter of children, as students train to become childcare professionals, kindergarten teachers, school teachers, and graduate students in pedagogy.
Osaka Umeda Campus
The Osaka Umeda Campus is on the 10th and 14th floors of the Applause Tower, a short walk from the central stations of Osaka City, such as Hankyu Umeda Station, the Umeda subway 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 cooperation and PR activities.
Kwansei Gakuin's newest campus is home to the Kwansei Gakuin University Law School. Conveniently located directly next to Hankyu Nishinomiya-Kitaguchi Station, the campus also houses the Crescent School, a facility that provides after-school learning support for elementary school students.
Tokyo Marunouchi Campus
The Tokyo Marunouchi Campus is on the 10th floor of the Sapia Tower, next to Tokyo Station. It serves 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 graduates. The Marunouchi Course, lectures by prominent figures working on the front lines of the business world, is also popular. 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.
Senri International Campus
The Senri International Campus is home to the Osaka International School (OIS) and Senri International School, Middle and High Schools (SIS). Osaka International School and Senri International School were founded for the benefit of returnee, national, and international residents of the Kansai region, and the schools aim to bring together the best of Japanese and non-Japanese educational ideas, systems and techniques. They share a campus, programs, curricula, philosophies, experiences, and dreams.
This campus houses the Elementary School, and the site of this campus was once home to the Takarazuka Family Land amusement park. Like an amusement park, the Elementary School offers dreams, surprises and joy to children.