International strategy in Tottori Uni.

Dormitory for international students and researchers

At Tottori University, the International House (called “Kaikan”)  is prepared as dormitory for international students. The purpose of Kaikan is to offer temporary 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 move into kaikan

Those who wish to move into kaikan, please contact Student Exchange Section at International Affairs Division.

About Kaikan

[Name] Tottori University. International House (Kaikan)

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

[Contact (The 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.

The procedures for the Kaikan (payment of various fees and move-in/move-out procedures, etc.) are not accepted while the business of Tottori University is closed. Please take such actions between 1:30pm and 6:30pm on weekdays.



Single room  Double room Triple room
50 6 3 ※

※・・・Available for family occupancy  

Housing costs (Unit:Yen)   Detail is here  

DivisionRoom Usege Fees
Facilities Fee
Cleaning Fees
(one-time Payment)
(one-time payment)
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

※ Rooms are subject to availability and may be shared with other residents.


Usage Fee (monthly)

The fee will be deducted from your bank account on the date determined each month. The paid fee cannot be returned. 

However, usage fee in the month you move in and the month you move out must be paid in cash to the manager of Kaikan.

Other Expenses
  • Common-Area Charge (charged monthly)

Please pay common-area charge to the manager of Kaikan every month.
This charge is for internet fee, commodity (kitchen appliances, garbage bag, etc.), and for cleaning of lounge, kitchen, hallway, and stairs.

  • Cleaning Fee (charged when you move in)

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  regardless of the duration of your stay. 
  • If a card key is lost, a fee will be charged to re-create it.


Utility bill (electricity, tap water, gas)

Electricity in each room and gas in double occupancy rooms (C) and triple occupancy rooms (D) are contracted privately between the resident and each supplier, and the manager will complete the contract procedures when the resident moves in. 
Please note that payment for electricity and gas is made by the residents themselves, so please make your own payment at a convenience store.

For tap water, each room has a water meter and the manager reads it. Please pay your water charge the manager.  


Electricity, water, and gas bills for common spaces are paid by all residents in equal installments and are billed separately by the manager. It is prohibited to use the individual appliances for a long time using the electricity of the common area.

Moving-in and Moving-out

1. Before moving in

① Submission of Application form

 The International Affairs Division will send you a link of an online application form for moving in.

2. Moving in

① Receipt of keys, etc. 
  Get the key from the International Affairs Division.

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

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

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

⑤ Pay for the various fees  
  Please deposit money into your bank account and pay various fees by the due date each month.

3. Moving out

① Submit the notification of moving out      
  Please notify the manager at least 20 days prior to the day you move out. 
  However, if you wish to move out in September or March, please notify the manager by the 10th of the month you wish to move out.
  (Ex:Notify the manager before 10th February if you would like to move out in March)

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

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

Facilities and equipment

Room facilities

Room type Area (m2)Area (m2)Area (m2)Area(m2) Amenities, furnishings,etc.
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, toaster, refrigerator, table, chair, electric water pot, air conditioner, Wi-Fi, toilet, smork detector, flashlight

Double room (C) 40

Beds, desks/chairs, shelf, 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

※ Sheets cannot be used over the mattress. Please order a futon set from Tottori University or prepare it yourself.
【Contents of Futon Set】
・Quilt and Quilt Cover
・Futon mattress and Futon mattress Cover
・Pillow and Pillow Cover

Tottori U. International House Tottori U. International House



Common facilities


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

Multi-purpose room

1 23 Low desk

・Kaikan A/B Bldg. only

Room type Number Area(m2) Amenities, furnishings, etc.
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Clothes baskets

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 Kaikan will not exceed the duration mentioned in the “Permission to Reside in the International House” 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 Kaikan, you should pay usage fees, facility fees, cleaning fees, deposit and utility expenses. 

Upon violation of the rules for Kaikan, you are ordered to leave    
In the Kaikan, 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. 

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 Kaikan by 8:00AM 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 in other bags such as the plastic bags given at supermarkets will not be collected.)
  • For the collection days of combustible garbage, Plastic bottles(PET bottles), recyclable garbage, etc., check the Tottori City Garbage Collection Calendar.(April 2024 - March 2025)

  • Please check the Tottori City website for information on how to separate and dispose of garbage.

(Other garbage)

Waste type Container Examples Remarks
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 Kaikan and surroundings

Kaikan is located a 15-minute walk from Tottori University. A police box, fire station, and hospital are located nearby.

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