International exchange in Tottori Uni.

Dormitory for international students and researchers

Tottori University has established its "International House" as a facility designed principally to provide accommodation for newly arrived international students. The facility, located about 15 minutes (walking distance) from the campus, features a 5-story reinforced concrete building (single occupancy units) and a 3-story reinforced concrete building (units for couples and families). Generally speaking, occupancy periods are between one month and one year for students and between 14 days and one year for researchers.
However, since the International House has limited number of single rooms, students may be placed in double-occupancy or triple-occupancy rooms. Moreover, if the number of new students exceeds the capacity of the International House, students may be placed in the Shirahama Residence, which is a little bit old university staff house with Japanese style rooms rearranged for foreign students’ use. 

[Inquiries related to residency applications]

  For inquiries 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.(kokuko-gaku@ml.adm.tottori-u.ac.jp)


[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 be sure to take such actions between 1:30pm and 6:30pm on weekdays.



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] Detail is here


  DivisionDivision Usege Fees
Facilities Fee
Cleaning Fees
(one-time Payment)
(one-time payment)
Kaikan Single room(A) 5,000 2,000 9,800 10,000
Single room(B) 6,000 2,000 10,300  10,000
Double room(C) 12,000
2,000/person  18,600
Triple room(D) 15,000
2,000/person 27,800
One person / 
5,358 2,300 *2 18,600 20,000

In case two people live there

2,679 / person 2,300/person 9,300 / 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.

①Usage Fee (monthly)
Please pay your usage fee to the office by the day set in the delivery notice and the paid
fee cannot be returned.   
* 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 of August and September will be charged. 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 room.
② Expenses
・Common-Area Charge (monthly)
Please bring common-area charge when you make monthly room fee payment to the office.
It is used for Internet fee and commodity (like kitchen appliances, garbage bag) and for cleaning of lounge, kitchen, hallway, and stairs.
If a resident stays in the Dormitory for 15 days or less during the month when he/she moves in or out, he/she needs to pay half of the monthly common-area charge. If a resident stays in the Dormitory for 16 days or more during the month when he/she moves in or out, he/she are charged full monthly common-area charge.

・Cleaning Fee(when moving in, changing room)
Cleaning fee is used for room cleaning after occupants move out.

・Deposit (when moving 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 have to pay the shortfall when the amount of repair is more than the deposit you paid.

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

③Utility (electricity, tap water, gas)
You need to sign up electricity and gas contract, and you are responsible for your payment. The office staff will take the procedures for your contract on your behalf.
Regarding 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 have to pay the fee of the electricity, gas and water of the common area equally each month, so it is prohibited to use the individual appliances for a long time using the power 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.
  *The Dormitory for International students of Tottori U. do not accept the application form from International students themselves)

2. Moving in
① Arriving at the Dormitory 
  Get the keys and guidebook (including a map of the surrounding area, various forms for documents to be submitted).

② Participating in the dormitory’s Orientation    
  Please participate in the orientation after moving in.  
  ※Excluding April and October, the manager will directly explain the dorm’s rules and regulations.

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

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

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

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

② Prior inspection on moving out     
  The manager will make an inspection before the date of moving out.

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


Facilities and equipment


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
The permitted period of stay at the Dormitory will not exceed the duration mentioned in the “Residential Permission Document.” As a rule, accommodation in the Dormitory are available to international students enrolled at the University for a period lasting from one month to one year; and to researchers for a period lasting from 14 days to one year.

To stay at Dormitory for International students, you need to pay Housing costs (usage fees, facility fees, cleaning fees, deposit) and Utility expenses.Please pay your usage fee to the office by the day set in the delivery notice.

・Upon violation of the rules for the international student dormitory, you are ordered to leave.    
 In the international student dormitory, over-night stay of non-residents without permission is prohibited. If such stay is discovered, not only such unauthorized person, but also the resident who has allowed such stay is ordered to leave. 


【Guide Book】

Division Contents

All residents

Resident Guide
Only Shirahama

Living guide book

Shirahama (2) Residence

How to separate and dispose of waste

・Please separate your garbage properly. The garbage that is not properly sorted is 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 garbage put in other bags such as the plastic bags given away 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

International House is located about 15 minutes (walking) from Tottori University. There is a police box (koban), fire station, and hospital nearby.