Tokyo is one of the largest cities in the world, with a population of over 12 million people. As the political and economic center of Japan, Tokyo is a convergence of corporate headquarters, government institutions, research facilities, and universities. Tokyo’s cultural opportunities abound: students can enjoy performing arts, fashion, design, and the largest collection of Asian art in Japan. KCP provides frequent opportunity for students to engage in Japan’s culture by visiting museums, palaces, theaters, and corporations, and by attending numerous other enriching events.
Tokyo is divided into three main parts: the 23-ku (the urban core); the Tama, which is the western part of the metropolis with farms, mountains, and suburbs; and the islands surrounding Tokyo. The major methods of transportation are the electrical railroads, the subway, and the bus. For specific information, check below for links to maps.
The streets are packed with people day and night. Even though the city is centuries old, your first impression is shaped by skyscrapers, concrete, and neon lights.
What makes Tokyo so exciting to visit is that amidst its modern setting, the traditional Japanese culture still thrives. Tokyo is also the center for academic achievement in Japan. What better place to learn Japanese language and culture than in 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.