International strategy in Tottori Uni.

Dormitory for international students and researchers

At Tottori University, only the International House (called “Kaikan”) and Faculty and Staff Dormitory – Shirahama(2) Dormitory (called “Shirahama”) are prepared as “dormitory for international students(called “Dormitory”)” (students who are classified as “international students”). The purpose of the Dormitory is to offer accommodation for international students and researchers. We also aim to the development of international exchange of education and research.  It is not possible the classification of the room except for a family stay.

Inquiries related to residency applications

For any questions related to residency applications, please offer your supervisor first. If your question is still unanswered, feel free to contact Student Exchange Section at International Affairs Division.

About International House and Shirahama Residence

[Name] Tottori U. International House (Kaikan)/ Tottori U. Shirahama(2)dormitory (Shirahama)

[Address] 4-110 Koyama-cho Nishi, Tottori-shi 680-0947 JAPAN

[Contact (Manager office)]
Tel: 0857-28-4808
Business hours: 1:30pm - 6:30pm on weekdays
Closed dates: Saturdays, Sundays, Public Holidays, Tottori University Anniversary Day (June 1), around August 13 -15 & December 29 - January 3.

As mentioned above, the procedures for the dormitory (payment of the rent, procedures to leave, etc.) are not accepted while the business of Tottori University is closed. Please take such actions between 1:30pm and 6:30pm on weekdays.


[Room number]

Division Single room  Double room Triple room
Kaikan 50 6 3*1
Shirahama 3 10*2 0

*1・・・Available for family occupancy      *2・・・Available for family occupancy and only single occupancy    

Housing costs (Unit:Yen)   Detail is here  

  DivisionDivision Usege Fees
Facilities Fee
Cleaning Fees
(one-time Payment)
(one-time payment)
Kaikan Single room(A) 5,000 2,000 10,500 10,000
Single room(B) 6,000 2,000 11,000  10,000
Double room(C) 12,000
2,000/person  22,000
Triple room(D) 15,000
2,000/person 31,500
One person / 
5,358 2,300 *2 22,000 20,000

In case two people live there

2,679 / person 2,300/person 11,000 / person 10,000 / person

(*1)··· There are two rooms in each house. Depending on the state of application, each can accommodate one person, two people, or a family.
(*2)··· 2,000 yen for facility fees + 300 yen for self‐government association membership fees.

Usage Fee (monthly)

Please pay your usage fee shown above to the office by the day set in the delivery notice and the paid
fee cannot be returned. 

Single international students stay at single rooms, and single researchers stay at single rooms in A building. However, when the room is full, you may stay at different rooms.
Fees of August and September need to be paid in July
When you leave in August or September, please inform the office by July 10th, or fees for August and September will be charged.

Other Expenses
  • Common-Area Charge (charged monthly)

Please pay common-area charge when you pay monthly room fee payment to the office.
This charge is for internet fee, commodity (kitchen appliances, garbage bag, etc.), and for cleaning of lounge, kitchen, hallway, and stairs.

If you stay in the international house for 15 days or less during the month when you move in or out, you need to pay half of the monthly common-area charge. If you stay in the Dormitory for 16 days or more during the month when you move in or out, you are charged full monthly common-area charge.

  • Cleaning Fee (charged when you move in or change room)

Cleaning fee is used for room cleaning after you move out.

  • Deposit (charged when you move in)

Deposit is used for repairing room and equipment. If your room doesn’t have any damages, it will be returned to you when you move out. However, you should pay for the shortage when the amount of repair is more than the deposit you paid.

Both cleaning fee and deposit should be paid in a lump sum with the usage fee when you move in (or change room) regardless of the duration of your stay. 

Utility bill (electricity, tap water, gas)

You should make contract for electricity and gas, and you are responsible for your payment. The office staff will take the procedures for your contract on your behalf.

For tap water, each room has a water meter and the office staff reads it every month. Please pay your water charge at the office every month.  

All the residents equally pay for the electricity, gas and water bill of the common area each month. It is prohibited to use the individual appliances for a long time using the electricity of the common area.

Tottori U. International House Tottori U. International House

Moving-in and Moving-out

1. Before moving in

① Submission of Application form for the Dormitory
Please offer to your supervisor.
*We do not accept the application form from International students themselves.

2. Moving in

① Arrive at the Dormitory 
  Get the key and guidebook (including a map of the nearby area, various documents to be submitted).

② Participate the dormitory’s Orientation    
  ※Excluding April and October, the manager will directly explain the dorm’s rules and regulations.

③ Submit the residence notification  
  Please submit residence notification to the manager within three days after moving in to the dormitory.

④ Read and follow the residence guide  
  Read the residence guide carefully provided in each room and observe the rules while living in the dormitory.

 International House : Japanese English

⑤ Pay for the dormitory’s fees  
  Please pay for various fees before the due date of each month.

3. Moving out

① Submit the notification of moving out      
  Please notify the manager before 10th of the month before the desired date for moving out. 
  (Ex:Notify manager before 10th February if you would like to move out in March)

② Inspection of the room prior to moving out     
  House manager will inspect your room to check the damages and so on before the date of moving out.

③ Move out the dormitory      
  Please return the room key (including the card key for building entrance) to the manager’s room.

Facilities and equipment

Room facilities

Division Room type Area (m2)Area (m2)Area (m2)Area(m2) Amenities, furnishings,etc.
Kaikan Single room (A) 12 Bed, desk/chair, shelf, shoe rack, desk lamp, refrigerator, electric water pot, air conditioner, Wi-Fi, toiret, smork detector, flashlight
Single room (B) 15

Bed, desk/chair, shelf, shoe rack, desk lamp, IH cooking plate, toaster, refrigerator, table, chair, electric water pot, air conditioner, Wi-Fi, toilet, smork detector, flashlight

Double room (C) 40

Beds, desks/chairs, shelfs, dining table/chairs, cupboard, lounge set, gas cooking stove, refrigerator, microwave oven, toaster, rice cooker, vacuum cleaner, washing machine, clothes dryer, shoe rack, electric water pot, air conditioner, smork detector, fire extinguisher, Wi-Fi, toilet, bath, flashlight

Triple room (D) 56

Beds, desks/chairs, shelfs, dining table/chairs, cupboard, lounge set, gas cooking stove, refrigerator, microwave oven, toaster,rice cooker, vacuum cleaner, washing machine, clothes dryer, shoe rack, electric water pot, air conditioner, smork detector, fire extinguisher, Wi-Fi, toilet, bath,flashlight

Shirahama 1 room  

Beds, desks/chairs, cupboard, gas cooking stove, refrigerator, microwave oven, rice cooker, vacuum cleaner, washing machine, shoe rack, electric water pot, air conditioner, smork detector, fire extinguisher, Wi-Fi, toilet, bath, flashlight

*There is no Futon, pillow and bed linen, so please prepare them by yourself. You can not use only sheets on mattress.


Common facilities

全留学生用・For all residents (Shirahama residents can also use)

Division Room type Number Area(m2) Amenities, furnishings, etc.
Kaikan Lobby 1 50 Sofa and chairs, television, etc

Multi-purpose room

1 23 Low desk

・Kaikan A/B Bldg. only

Division Room type Number Area(m2) Amenities, furnishings, etc.
会館会館Kaikan ロビーLaundry room 15
(Each floor 1)
5015 応接セット、テレビ等Coin-operated washing machines, coin-operated dryers, dehumidifier
和室Showers 110
(Each floor 2)
23 座机Hamper

Common Kitchen

(Each floor 1)
13 Gas burner, microwave oven, toaster, refrigerator, dining table and chairs, cupboard, electric thermo pot


Precautions for moving in

Duration of Stay
Permitted period of stay at the Dormitory will not exceed the duration mentioned in the “Residential Permission Document.” Period of stay lasts from one month to one year. For researchers, period of stay lasts from 14 days to one year.

To stay at Dormitory, you should pay housing costs (usage fees, facility fees, cleaning fees, deposit) and utility expenses. Please pay your usage fees to the office by the day written in the delivery notice.

Upon violation of the rules for the international student dormitory, you are ordered to leave    
In the international student house, over-night stay of non-residents without permission is prohibited. If such is discovered, not only unauthorized person, but you will be ordered to leave. 

Guide Book

Division Contents

All residents

Resident Guide
Only Shirahama

Living guide book

Shirahama (2) Residence

How to separate and dispose waste

  • Please separate your garbage properly. Garbage not properly sorted are not collected.
  • Please take your garbage out to the garbage station in front of the International House on the designated day of the week. You cannot leave it in the common areas such as the kitchen.
  • You cannot use any garbage bag other than those specified. (※The garbages in other bags such as the plastic bags given at supermarkets will not be collected.)
Waste type Container Examples Remarks
Burnable garbage
Mon. & Thurs.
Tottori City-designated bags Kitchen waste, paper, cloth, vegetation ・Drain excess water from kitchen waste.
・Separate magazines, cardboard, and newspaper, individually.
Food trays
Food tray bins Only white Styrofoam food trays ・Wash trays before putting them out.
・Cup noodle containers with colors and designs and trays that cannot be washed clean should be included with plastics.
Containers for recyclables 
(blue containers) 
* Place directly in container (not in a separate bag)
Bottles and cans for drink and food ・Remove caps.
・Wash cans out.
・The cut-off lids of cans should be included with small non-burnable waste.
PET bottles
2nd & 4th Tues. of month
Tottori City-designated bags PET containers that have the PET Recycling Mark mark ・Remove caps and labels.
Plastics Tues.   Any materials made entirely of plastic ・Wash with water.
Small non-burnable waste
Containers for small non-burnable broken waste 
(orange containers)
Cosmetic bottles, broken bottles and glass, light bulbs, spray cans, umbrellas, biscuit tins ・Glass, blades, etc. are dangerous, so place them in a transparent bag.
・Empty all containers before disposal.
Used batteries
One Tues. in even-numbered months
Box for used batteries Fluorescent tubes, batteries ・Take care to protect tubes from breaking when disposing of them.
1st Mon. of each month
    ・Fold cardboard and tie it with string. Do not leave any other waste in cardboard boxes.
Magazines and books
1st Mon. of each month
    ・Books, magazines, catalogues, brochures, paper packaging of sweets and other products. Tie into bundles with string.
1st Mon. of each month 1st Mon. of each month
    ・Newspapers, inserts, fliers. Tie into bundles with string.
Large items Charges apply Vacuum cleaners, gas cooking stoves, electric fans, heaters, desks, computers, etc. Large-sized Refuse Collection Center
Contact this center to arrange for collection (Tel.: 0857-22-0353).
Electrical appliances
(4 types)
  Washing machines, TVs, air conditioners, refrigerators Apply for collection to the Large-sized Refuse Collection Center after paying the recycling fees at designated retailers, or a post office.


Map of International House and surroundings

There are a police box (koban), fire station, and hospital nearby.