Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University


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Access to APU

APU has a range of state-of-the-art amenities and equipment located in fourteen major buildings across the 416,000m² wide campus. These facilities serve as a base for academic interaction between Japan and the world while also providing students and faculty members a venue for study, research and various other activities.

Campus Map(PDF)
Building A Building B Building BⅡ Building C Building D Building E Building EⅡ Building F Building FⅡ Building G Building H Building I AP House 1 AP House 2

Campus Facility list

Building A (Administration)

Building A serves as the administrative hub of the university. It includes the Student Office for student support, the Career Office for career advice, and the Admissions Office for student recruitment. Meeting and multipurpose rooms are also located here.

1F Student Office / Career Office / Health Clinic / Central Security Office / CREOTECH CO., LTD Office
2F Admissions Office / Convention Hall / CREOTECH CO., LTD Office
3F Conference Rooms / Administration Office
4F Office of the President (Public Relations / Institutional Research & Planning / Parents Relations / Social Affiliations / Secretariat / The APU Alumni Association) / Office of Institutional Advancement / Office of Planning / Executive Room
5F Guest Rooms

Building B (Faculty Offices)

Building B houses faculty offices, seminar project rooms for joint research and student-faculty exchange, the Ritsumeikan Center for Asia Pacific Studies, the Academic Office for academic affairs, language education and study abroad matters and the Research Office for research affairs.

1F Academic Office / Research Office
2F Research Meeting Rooms (RMR)
3F-5F Faculty Offices / Seminar Project Rooms

Building BII (Faculty Offices II)

Building BⅡ contains language lecturer offices, student computer rooms and individual faculty offices, and the Institute Academic Laboratory including student computer rooms, lounge and more. This building is also home to the APU Confucius Institute – a center for Chinese language and cultural studies.

1F Junior and Senior Lecturers’ Office / Part-time Lecturers’ Office / Center for Language Education / Student Counseling Room / APU Confucius Institute
2F Institute Academic Laboratory / Faculty Offices
3F Faculty Offices

Building C (Millennium Hall)

Building C, the Millennium Hall, hosts the APU entrance and graduation ceremonies, special lectures, international cultural events and international conventions, and much more. The Hall serves as a focal point for interaction between APU and the local and global community.

Building D (Media Center)

Housing the APU Library and multimedia labs and rooms, Building D serves as APU’s information and media hub. Also located here are the computer assisted language instruction (CAI) rooms and information processing rooms.

1F APU Library / Multimedia Room / Academic Office (Library Office) / Classrooms D101-D108 / Biochemistry Laboratory / Physics Laboratory / Multimedia LaboratoryⅢ
2F APU Library / Classrooms D201-D214
3F Classrooms D301-D305 / Information Processing Seminar Rooms 1-6 / Multimedia LaboratoryⅠ / CAI Classrooms 1-12 / Information Systems Administrative Office / Contents Development Room

Building E (Student Union)

Building E is a place where students can gather and interact. Located on the 1st floor are the Pacific Café and the 900-seat Cafeteria. A work space for student organizations, student lounge, studio, music rehearsal space, and a Japanese-style room are located on the 2nd floor.

1F Cafeteria / Pacific Cafe
2F Student Hall / The Quiet Space

Building EII (Student Union II)

On the 1st floor is the Co-op, your one stop shop for books, magazines, groceries and daily goods. A multipurpose hall for lectures and student events is located on the 2nd floor in addition to a student organisation presentation and work space.

1F APU Co-op
2F Multipurpose Hall / Presentation Space / Multimedia LaboratoryⅡ

Building F (Classrooms)

Building F houses additional faculty offices, rooms for lectures and seminars including small classrooms for 30 to 50 students and medium to large classrooms for 100 to 300 students. The Self- Access Learning Center (SALC) is also located in Building F to provide a study space and support for extracurricular language study.

1F Classrooms F101-F112 / Hut Of Peace Spirit - Tea Ceremony Room / Self-Access Learning Center
2F Classrooms F201-F214 / ICT Hardware Laboratory
3F Classrooms F301-F304 / Faculty Offices

Building FII (Classrooms II)

Building FⅡ contains 30-seater class rooms, 300-seater lecture theatres, computer assisted language instruction (CAI) rooms, and computer-equipped information processing rooms. Building FII is primarily used for lectures and classes.

1F Classrooms FⅡ120-FⅡ124 / Information Processing Seminar Rooms 7-9
2F Classrooms FⅡ220-FⅡ222, FⅡ224-FⅡ226 / CAI Classrooms 20-28
3F Classrooms FⅡ302-FⅡ331

Building G (Gymnasium)

Building G contains an international standard basketball court, a fitness room and other sports and fitness related facilities. Together with a range of outdoor sports grounds, these facilities also help to encourage greater communication and interaction between students through sports.

Building H (Graduate School)

In addition to large classrooms for 200-300 students, there is also a lecture theatre located on the 2nd floor capable of holding approximately 150 students. Graduate school lectures are held in this building.

1F Classrooms H101-H102
2F Classrooms H201-H202
3F Faculty Offices

Building I (Tokimachiba)

The gateway to the campus, this building is as a bus shelter where students can wait for buses in comfort. The lounge is equipped with outlets so students can work on their computers, and they can eat and drink there. There is also a convenience store on the premises. Students can study or relax in this space while they wait for their buses.
A contest was held to select the name of the building, and Tokimachiba (a combination of the Japanese characters for ‘time’, ‘wait’, and ‘place’) was selected based on the kind sentiment of the winning contestant who said she wanted “this place to make time spent waiting for the bus more rewarding, if even just a little bit.”

AP House 1, AP House 2

AP House is the on-campus dormitory for international and domestic students. It includes student rooms, shower units and shared dining and kitchen spaces on each floor, as well as shared bathrooms and conference rooms. In 2007 two new buildings were added to AP House bringing the total student intake capacity of AP House to 1,310.