Wherever you are, it is always nice to have somewhere you can call home. Dokkyo University wants to ensure that its exchange students feel at home here in Japan, so it guarantees accommodation offers to all of them. Information on housing applications is provided in a timely manner.

Dokkyo University provides off-campus housing for exchange students, and you will be required to live there while you are studying here. This housing is an apartment building located 15 minutes from the university by train and on foot.

Depending on the size of the room, the rent varies from 45,000 yen to 50,000 yen per month, which includes utilities and Wi-Fi internet access. Meals are not included, so you will need to cook for yourself.

You will share a three-bedroom apartment with two roommates. One-bedroom apartments are not available.

Each bedroom is furnished with a desk and a bed, the shared dining room is equipped with a dining table, a TV, and an air-conditioner, and the shared kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator, a microwave, an electric kettle, a gas stove, a hot water supply, cupboards, and a washing machine.

The apartment building is a public residential building. It is not exclusively for students, so you will need to follow the same rules as other residents.

When assigning rooms, we try to accommodate preferences based on the availability of space, but we cannot guarantee that specific requests and preferences will always be met.

University Housing : Green Avenue Yatsuka
731-1 Yatsuka-cho, Soka, Saitama 340-0023


Depending on the number of enrolled exchange students, we may have to offer alternate accommodation located in a building other than Green Avenue Yatsuka.

  • Type A (Japanese style)

    Type B (Western style)

*Actual rooms may differ from the photos.

Preparation for Residing in University Housing

You will need to pay your rent and other relevant charges after your arrival in Japan.

  • Moving-in fee: Approx. 12,000 yen
    This fee covers the provision of a room cleaning service by a cleaning company when you move out, the purchasing of bedsheets, and the provision of maintenance service by an apartment management company.
    You will need to pay this fee together with your first month's rent in cash at a convenience store using the Smart Pit payment service.

  • Residence insurance: Approx. 3,000 yen for one semester or 4,500 yen for two semesters
    A detailed explanation of what this insurance covers will be provided during orientation. You will need to pay this fee at a convenience store after you receive an invoice from the insurance company.

  • Bed comforter (kake-buton) and pillow
    No comforters or pillows are provided in the apartment bedrooms. You will have to obtain them yourself.
    We offer bedding sets at the following prices.

    Bedding set including a comforter (kake-buton) and pillow with covers: 6,160 yen
    Bedding set including a comforter (kake-buton) and pillow without covers: 4,950 yen

    If you want us to obtain a bedding set for you, please place an order on your Housing Application Form prior to your arrival. Your order will be taken care of by the apartment management company. If you do place an order, you will need to pay for it together with your first month's rent in cash at a convenience store using the Smart Pit payment system. You will find the bedding set in your room when you move in.
    If you prefer to buy a comforter and pillow yourself, you can do so at various stores located near your apartment. Please note, however, that you may not have enough time to go to a store to get them on the day of your arrival.
    You should also note that the disposal of large items, such as futons, is not free in Soka City. If you pay a disposal fee of 1,500 yen to the apartment management company, you can leave your bedding in your room when you move out. Otherwise, you will be responsible for its disposal.
    Please note that the fees mentioned above are subject to change.

  • Kitchenware and other household items
    You will need to get kitchenware and other household items yourself. You can visit a hundred-yen shop in your neighborhood to buy many types of products for everyday use.