A quiet neighborhood in otherwise-busy Shinjuku.

japanese cultural immersion in the heart of tokyo

The KCP campus is a five-minute walk from the Shinjuku Gyoenmae subway station (Marunouchi line), or a 10-minute walk from Shinjuku San-Chome station (Toei Shinjuku line)—an ideal location for your study abroad program in Tokyo.

Shinjuku is the business, entertainment, and shopping center of Tokyo. Shinjuku Avenue is lined with tall buildings, complexes, and a feast of exotic neon light displays. The KCP neighborhood, however, is filled with smaller buildings and shops.

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The main campus building of KCP was built only a few years ago offering all the conveniences with students in mind.  The building has seven floors and is situated in a residential street. Several convenience stores and restaurants are within walking distance of the campus. The KCP building is also close to the subway and the popular Shinjuku Gyoen Park.

Shinjuku Gyoen Park: a favorite spot

Shinjuku Gyoen Park, one of Tokyo’s largest and most beautiful, is only a five-minute walk from KCP. At a number of smaller parks close by, students can enjoy a peaceful break as well. It’s a perfect spot to immerse yourself in Japanese daily life.


NOTE: Smoking is not allowed on campus.

To find out more about the Shinjuku neighborhood, happenings in Tokyo, general student concerns, and Japanese daily life, please see our resource site, KCP Student Life.


Bicycle parking lot!
For those who commute to the school by bicycle.  Insurance and registration through KCP beforehand.

Multi-purpose room
Often used for club activities such as dance club, drama club, and more.

Sick room
For if you aren’t feeling well and need to lie down. It’s secure: staff members will unlock it for your use.

Art room
This is for art university preparatory course students to practice drawing skills with an art instructor. Not for other students’ personal use.

Loiter here and hook up with others after class.

The front counter is here, so you can talk to staff ( in English, Korean, Chinese, or Japanese), about anything in and outside the school. Apply for school-letterhead documents here, too—they can be in English.

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Get help with daily life. Whether you have questions on life in Japan, finding a doctor, or obtaining advice on the right gift for your homestay family, KCP US Program staff is delighted to help you, in English if necessary.


Instructors’ office
Open weekdays 9–6, but knock first.  Drop by before or after class to consult with your prof about extra study, retakes, make-ups, or to make an appointment.

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In addition to resource space for faculty, there are two tables for students, who are welcome to come by any time for consultation and questions with whoever is there.

Open 8–7.  This will be your favorite place.  Tables and chairs, a counter with a PC plus an outlet for your devices.  Machines that vend light foods, ice cream, soft drinks.

Share a meal with your friends (microwaves available), study together, or just hang.
We all pledge to separate the trash responsibly.  One world!

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Interact with classmates from many different countries. Vending machines for drinks and snacks and a microwave oven make it the perfect place to fuel up. It’s a favorite hangout.


Open weekdays 9:30–7.

Spacious, with large tables and chairs, for you to read or study quietly.
Desktop computers for internet or typing. Print here, too.

Borrow some Japanese books.

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Well-equipped, with about 5000 Japanese-related books. Newspapers in several languages are also available. There are audio materials for learning, and computers are available.

Regular classrooms. Classrooms open at 8 am every day except national holidays, Sundays, and breaks.

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The KCP classrooms are perfect for learning. The desks can be easily moved around for pair or group work.

On the 6th floor are big rooms that can connect to become a hall for group events. Small gender-free restroom.

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A multi-purpose hall for the orientation and welcome ceremony, class presentations, and many other gatherings.

Ritual room
A traditional Japanese room for tea ceremonies and koto-playing. A koto is a Japanese musical instrument, stringed, something like an autoharp.

Outside is a small green oasis in Shinjuku—a Japanese garden that you can help tend if you like.

View Tour of the KCP Tea Room

A chashitsu is a room specially built for tea ceremonies in Japan. The tea room has a waiting area, tatami floors, a low ceiling, shoji (screens), an alcove for scrolls, a hearth built into the floor, and several entrances for guests and host. Check out KCP’s very own chashitsu!


View Tour of the KCP Japanese Garden

Japanese gardens or nihon teien, are traditional gardens using Japanese aesthetics and philosophical ideas as designs. Karesansui, also called a “zen garden,” usually make use of gravel, sand, and rocks intricately arranged and looking like works of art, such as in the KCP campus.

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Student Life

Past and present students share their thoughts and experiences on studying in Japan. View Page


The program as a whole was incredibly productive. KCP is very intensive, but if you do your homework and study and make an effort, you will learn SO fast.