Deeper understanding of Japan leading to deeper understanding of the world.
Kokugakuin University’s parent institution Koten Kokyusho, was established in 1882, and Kokugakuin was officially certified as a university in 1920, making it one of the first private institutions in Japan to receive such certification. Kokugakuin University has six faculties (the Faculty of Letters, Faculty of Shinto Studies, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Human Development, and Faculty of Tourism City Planning) with 14 departments, and three graduate schools (the Graduate School of Letters, Graduate School of Law, and Graduate School of Economics), as well as two research and development organizations. With the trend toward increasing globalization, at Kokugakuin University we believe that in order for people to understand other cultures they first need to gain a proper understanding of their own culture. To achieve our aim of fostering graduates able to perform on the world stage, we use research and education to deepen students understanding of Japan while at the same deepening their understanding of the world.


Faculty of Tourism City Planning

Department of Tourism City Planning

"Observe regional ecology and promote regional development" This programme examines the history, culture, and nature of various parts of Japan, considers sustainable "urban planning" based on tourism, and cultivates talents who can contribute to the region from different directions.
Our society is now facing a declining population. How to pass the area we are living in to the next generation is an urgent issue to be dealt with. Every region is eager for talents with extensive knowledge and technologies related to the local environment, society and economy, who can integrate them organically, and propose and implement "tourism city planning" for a better future. In this faculty, students can study the academic field of the supporting region from the perspective of theory and practice, not being restrict by the boundaries of humanities and science.

Campus address

Shibuya Campus
4-10- 28 Higashi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8440
Access from Shibuya station
Approximately 13 minutes’ walk from Shibuya station (JR Yamate line, subways, KeioInokashira line, Tokyu line)

Tama Plaza Campus
3-22-1 Shin-ishikawa, Aoba-ku, Yokohama 225-0003
Access from Tama Plaza station
Approximately 5 minutes’ walk from Tama Plaza station south exit