Site area：259,723.75㎡ | incl. athletics stadium：48,550.64㎡ | Total building area：105,907.68㎡ | ※As of April 1, 2015
Main Administration Building
15,297.56㎡ | 11 stories above ground and one story underground
From the main gate, you will see the tallest building on the campus. The Main Administration Building serves as the center of the University's administrative functions, housing the Secretariat and other administrative offices on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th floors. It also operates as the center for facilitating creative research activities. There are faculty offices and graduate schools on the 5th through 9th floors, meeting rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and a convention hall on the 3rd floor. The VIP room on the 11th floor commands stunning views of Hirakata City.
This rectangular garden, 170 meters long and 80 meters wide, extends from the Main Gate up to the Main Administration Building. In front of the entrance to the building, an 18-meter diameter fountain pond has been constructed as the main feature of the garden. The fountain is illuminated differently according to three levels of the force of the water jets.
The granite monument was erected in December 2012 to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the University. The raised lettering sculpture, which depicts the University name in the English alphabet, is inlaid with bright blue glass. The lower part of the monument is inscribed with the code of conduct for Kansai Gaidai students.
Classroom Buildings 1, 2
●Building #1 (left) 11,319.42㎡ | 4 stories above ground
●Building #2 (right) 11,470.52㎡ | 4 stories above groundNo. of | classrooms：163（10,521 seats） | No. of faculty offices：204
Classroom Buildings 1 and 2 are located on the west and east sides of the Main Administration Building, respectively. Most of the classrooms are of a compact design that aims to create an effective language education environment. With sound-absorbing materials used for their interior finishes, the classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual devices. Both buildings have unique courtyards designed on the theme of the five continents. By allowing the natural sunlight to enter, the courtyards help create comfortable and airy spaces within the buildings. In addition, sensors that detect daylight levels and automatically adjust electric lighting have been installed to conserve energy.
Center for International Education
6,053.13㎡ | 4 stories above ground | No. of classrooms: 20 (plus 3 language laboratories) | No. of PCs installed: 225
The Center for International Education is the core facility for international students and Japanese students interested in international education. All of the Asian Studies Program courses are held in this building. Kansai Gaidai students can also take courses offered under the Specialized Study Program and Study Abroad Preview Course. This 4-story building houses classrooms, faculty offices, a computer room, student lounge, the "Study Abroad" resource room, and studios for the ceramics and sumi-e (brush painting) courses for international students.
Tanimoto Memorial Hall
4,997.92㎡ | 2 stories above ground and one story underground
The hall seats 2,000 people, with 1,566 seats on the ground floor and 434 seats on the balcony. Equipped with state-of-the-art theatrical and audiovisual systems, the hall can be used for ceremonies, lectures, concerts, theater productions, and many other kinds of events. On each side of the main entrance, there is a two-story memorial hall, where the University's historical materials and the commemorative gifts from overseas partner institutions are on display.
Library & Media Center
12,850.11㎡ | 3 stories above ground and one story underground | No. of study carrels: 1,345 | Book shelving capacity: 942,000 volumes | No. of PCs installed: 621
This magnificent building stretches 110 meters in length, along the west side of the Central Garden, and features a three-story atrium entrance hall, and a main reading room with a high ceiling on the 3rd floor. The Library & Media Center functions as the campus's information hub, offering library, data, and audiovisual facilities. It also houses the Multimedia Hall, computer rooms, CALL rooms, and the simultaneous interpretation room. The Library contains approximately 410,000 volumes (Japanese: 206,000; Foreign: 204,000).
International Communication Center (ICC)
9,820㎡ | 4 stories above ground and one story underground
Newly constructed to the west of the Main Gate, this four-story building serves as a hub for intercultural activities and creative education open to the community and the world. This spacious, sunlight-filled building features a courtyard with a wooden deck and glass-walled classrooms. The Center also houses various research facilities, seminar rooms, a distance learning room, meeting rooms, the ICC Hall with a seating capacity of 200 people. It also incorporates facilities for the Elementary School Teacher Training Program, such as a laboratory, music room, and domestic science room.
* To use the ICC Hall
The Hall is available to the general public. For inquires, contact the General Affairs Department (072-805-2801).
Nakamiya Gymnasium & Student Club Building
5,276.77㎡ | 3 stories above ground
The Nakamiya Gymnasium (Building #9) [Photo, above] and Student Club Building (Building #8) [Photo, below] are located on the north side of the campus. The Gymnasium houses martial arts halls for karate and shorinji kempo, training spaces for boxing and judo, a shower room, and a general training room on the 1st floor. On the 2nd floor is an arena that hosts official volleyball and basketball games. A part of the 3rd floor is used as a kendo training hall. The Student Club Building houses an administrative office, Student Club Building Hall, Japanese style rooms, meeting rooms, music practice rooms, and 83 meeting rooms for clubs and circles. Including the 12 club meeting rooms in the Gymnasium, the Nakamiya campus offers meeting rooms for 95 clubs and circles.
Nakamiya Gymnasium Arena
3,660.53㎡ | 4 stories above ground
The 1,398-m2 arena can be used for volleyball (3 courts), basket ball (2 courts), badminton (6 courts), and handball, as well as for classes and extracurricular activities.
Students Services Center (North)
5,207.65㎡ | 3 stories above ground and one story underground
In the center of the Students Service Center is a semi-open space covered with a 28-meter-diameter round glass skylight, which incorporates photovoltaic cells. Under the natural sunlight, musical and other performances are held on the round stage, enjoyed by an audience on the tiered seats.
On the west side of the round space, there is a McDonald's and Seattle's Best Coffee on the 1st floor. The Center also houses a cafeteria (approx. 600 seats) on the east side of the space, a convenience store, a travel desk, and another cafeteria (approx. 100 seats) on the 2nd floor, as well as a book store and a student lounge on the 3rd floor.
Students Services Center (South)
1,203.52㎡ | 2 stories above ground
Located in the southwestern part of the campus, the Students Service Center (South) contains a round-shaped split-level cafeteria. There are approximately 290 seats on the 1st floor, and approximately 90 on the 2nd floor. It is surrounded by trees and plants, which offer a pleasant and relaxing view through the window.
The buildings on campus are basically designed to maximize natural ventilation and to benefit from as much natural sunlight as possible. Cutting-edge energy-saving technologies are employed for heat sources, lighting, air-conditioning, water use, and many other areas. In addition, environment-friendly equipment and materials have been used throughout the campus. Through a joint research project with the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Association (NEDO), Kansai Gaidai installed photovoltaic power generation system on the Nakamiya campus, which won the 2002 New Energy Foundation Chairman's Award. This awards program recognizes outstanding achievements in the development and introduction of new energy systems.