International Residence V


■ Individual rooms. Four residents to one unit, with a shared kitchen, shower room, toilet and laundry machine 
■ Kitchens in each unit. International Residence V is the only dorm which has kitchens outside of shared spaces
■ Resident Assistants (RAs) chosen by KGU provide support for international students, while living alongside them
 Located in Takarazuka, Hyogo, which has an appealingly relaxed living environment, with plenty of culture and natural surroundings
 About 30 minutes from Kobe and Osaka by train
 Also has good access to the Kobe-Sanda Campus (KSC)

Eligible students

■ Exchange students
■ International students in undergraduate and graduate schools
■ RAs
■ Short-term international students

Recommended for



21-10 Sakuragaoka, Takarazuka, Hyogo

Required time to reach campus

About 50 minutes to the Nishinomiya Uegahara Campus by train and on foot
About an hour to the Kobe Sanda Campus by train, bus, and on foot

Residential format

Four rooms in one unit (shared kitchenette, shower, toilet, laundry machine. Units are gender-segregated. Some units have Japanese RAs)


■Total number of rooms: 72
■Desk, chair, shelf, closet, bed (single size), curtain, air conditioner, internet (Wi-Fi)


Kitchen, toilet, shower room, electric stove, refrigerator, laundry machine

Community spaces

Kitchen area, dining area, refrigerator, microwave, rice cooker, toaster, cookware, table, chairs, TV
Smoking is strictly prohibited outside of the outdoor designated area

International Residence V rules and regulations

International Residence V rules and regulations (short-term stay)



Target Expenses Amount Payment date Payment method
All residents Dormitory move-in fee *1 20,000 yen On the 27th of the month after moving in Bank transfer *2
All residents Dormitory fees 33,000 yen a month 27th of the previous month
All residents Miscellaneous expenses 10,200 yen a month 27th of the previous month
All residents Utilities Actual amount 27th of the following month
All residents Disaster insurance 5,000 yen a year Pay before the due date listed on the transfer slip Convenience stores and other methods designated by the insurance society
Interested residents Futon rental *3 On the 27th of the month after moving in Bank transfter

*1 You only have to pay this once, when moving in.
*2 Pay at a convenience store until account registration is completed.
*3 Refer to the chart below for futon rental prices.
*      Expenses for the month of moving in will be billed the following month in a lump sum

Futon rental

Duration Cost (excluding tax) Payment method
With blanket Without blanket
One month 3,550 yen 3,450 yen Monthly payment
Six months 7,140 yen 6,960 yen One-time payment, paid the month after moving in
One year 12,960 yen 12,600 yen One-time payment, paid the month after moving in
Two years 25,920 yen 25,200 yen One-time payment, paid the month after moving in

There are no refunds for a cancellation partway through the rental period.
Contact us separately as soon as possible if you wish to extend the duration.
Note that it takes at least one week to arrange for a rental futon.

Message from the Dormitory Manager

Welcome to International Residence V! We're happy that you will start your new lives in Japan at Residence V, where the residents are like a friendly family. This is a place where you will learn together and form bonds that will last a lifetime through community life with the wonderful friends you make here. RA-organized events are a feature of International Residence V. By actively participating, you will be able to enjoy your resident life even more. We're looking forward to meeting you all.

Message from Residents

■ I love the Dormitory Manager and the other people who assist us! They always ask us how we're doing and help us out. They've made our lives in Japan memorable. They're like a second family.
■ The community space and kitchen were good.
■ The RAs were very kind. They helped out with everything from Japanese homework to our day-to-day lives.
■ The RA-organized events were fun.


Message from RAs

Hi! It's the RAs from Residence V. At Residence V, we plan monthly fun events, and even outside of events, residents come together in the community spaces and have fun together. If you have something you're worried about, the RAs will provide whatever support they can!
We're waiting for you at Residence V!


Q: Are there separate laundry rooms for men and women?

A: There are separate coin-operated laundry machines for men and women.

Q: Are meals provided?

A: Meals are not provided. You can cook in the shared kitchen, and eat in the cafeteria. Clean up after using the kitchen.

Q: How far away is the neighborhood supermarket?

A: Takarazuka Station (JR/Hankyu) is about 20 minutes away on foot. There are supermarkets, shops, banks and other places around the station area.

Q: How do residents spend time in the community space?

A: The community space is a place where RAs and exchange students can interact outside their units, and it is often used as a venue for RA-sponsored events.