The Kanazawa University Co-op (Kanazawa University Student Co-operative Union) handles a large number of tenements such as apartments and condominiums, and introduces the students to such housing facilities. It has ties to almost all of the real estate agencies located around the university, making it very convenient when you are looking for a place to live. For international students who have decided to come to Kanazawa University, the university will also offer support such as looking for a place for them to live and helping in the procedures necessary to sign the lease.
Compared to large metropolises such as Tokyo or Kyoto, apartments can be leased for more reasonable fees in Kanazawa. The average size and rent for rooms in major Japanese cities are as follows.
|City||Average Rent||Room Size|
|Kanazawa||46,000yen||8.8-jo (approx. 14.30 square meters)|
|Tokyo||55,000yen||7.7-jo (approx. 12.50 square meters)|
|Kyoto||55,000yen||8.4-jo (approx. 13.65 square meters)|
|Osaka||53,000yen||8.2-jo (approx. 13.32 square meters)|
* Common services charge is not included
* Electricity, gas, and water fees are not included
* Figures based on a 2008 survey on consumer lifestyles of university students conducted by the University Student Co-op.
The following types of housing are available for international students.
Almost all international students live in private apartment houses. The rent differs according to the location and the size of the room. You should be aware that in almost all cases, you will have to pay a deposit (shiki-kin) and key money (rei-kin) when moving in, making it necessary to have a substantial amount of money on hand in the beginning.
This is located on the Kakuma Campus, and is available for use by new incoming international students.
This is located 30 - 40 minutes by busKakuma Campus, and is available for use by male international students.
This is a share house type dormitory located on the Kakuma Campus, and is available for use by Japanese students and new incoming international students. 8 Students with various nationalities (including Japanese) share 1 unit of the share house.
This is located about 20 minutes on foot from the Kakuma Campus. Single rooms as well as double-occupancy rooms for married couples or friends are available.