The University gymnasium is open seven days a week. It has judo, ping-pong, and general use rooms; courts for basketball, volleyball, handball, badminton and gymnastics; as well as a running track and a swimming pool.
Sanadabori Athletic Grounds (picture above)
The Sanadabori Athletic Grounds, nestled next to the University alongside the outer moat of the Imperial Palace, has fields for baseball, soccer, rugby, track and field, and courts for tennis, volleyball, archery, gold practice, and other sports.
The University’s Hadano Campus in Kanagawa Prefecture has basketball, tennis, volleyball, and track and field facilities. The clubhouse can house up to 83 people for a small overnight fee, and is ideal for use by sports circles. For more information in Japanese, click here.
The campus bookstore is located in the basement floor of Building No.2. It carries textbooks as well as a magazine selection that contains dozens of titles in English, French, German, and other foreign languages. The campus store also sells a range of stationery and household items. You can also purchase Sophia logo clothing and other merchandise.
There are four cafeterias on campus, providing a range of Japanese and Western hot and cold dishes at a reasonable price.
- Ginza Suehiro, 5th floor of Building No.2
- Leoc Rainbow, 1st floor basement of Building No.9
- Leoc Sophia Garden, 1st floor basement of Building No.11
- Subway®, 4th floor of Hoffmann Hall
For more information in Japanese, click here.
The University Career Center, located on the first floor of Building No.2, offers professional guidance and extensive information to help you navigate job and internship opportunities.
- For more information in Japanese, see Career Center.
- For international students, click here.
- For Sophia alumni network, click here.
At the Counseling Center, located on the 3rd floor of Building No.10, professional counselors are available for confidential individual and group counseling to help students cope with the challenges of university life.
- Click here for more information in English on the Counseling Center.
- Click here for more information in Japanese on the Counseling Center.
The University Health Center, located on the second floor of Hoffmann Hall, offers a range of health-related services including physical and mental health consultation, health and nutrition guidance, and emergency treatment for injuries and sudden illnesses. Physicians can also provide referrals to specialists upon request.
- Click here for more information in Japanese on the University Health Center.
There is a childcare center for children from 57 days up to 6 years old (before elementary school) in the first floor basement of Building No. 2. The center is open between 8:00-20:00 upon request, and is operated by Poppins Corporation. It is available for fulltime students of Sophia, and a university subsidy may be available.
You must pre-register and book in advance to use the childcare center.
- Please click here for more information in Japanese.
The Campus Ministry encourages visits by all students interested in Catholicism, Bible study, or just a quiet place to pray. It introduces students to appropriate groups and counsels on matters of faith. The Catholic Center is located on the first floor of Building No.2. It is open from Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. An English Mass is celebrated on Tuesday at 12:40 p.m.
- Click here for more information in Japanese on the Catholic Center.
Hadano Seminar House
The quiet environment on the Hadano campus is perfect for meditation, discussion, study, and conversation for students accompanied by a Faculty member.
- For more information in Japanese, click here.
Karuizawa Seminar House
This facility in the popular mountain resort of Nagano prefecture accommodates seminars and extracurricular activities.
- For information in Japanese, click here.
The University has two simple mountain lodges in spectacular wilderness that can be used by students. The Yatsugatake Hut in Nagano prefecture, built in 1935, accommodates up to 20 people. The Hodaigi Hut in Gunma prefecture, built in 1963, accommodates up to 19 and is open from spring through fall.