Ikebukuro Campus Guide

Main Building (Building No. 1 / Morris Hall)

The Main Building is the symbol of Rikkyo University. It is one of the oldest buildings built in 1918. It housed classrooms then as it still does today.
*Selected Historical Building of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Building No. 2

Built at the time of the school’s relocation to Ikebukuro, this building, together with Building No. 3, originally served as a student dormitory. Building 2 was then used to house research facilities for the College of Social Relations, before being put to its current use as a facility for certification programs provided by the Teacher, Curator, Librarian and Lifelong Education Director Program.
*Selected Historical Building of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Building No. 3

The Admissions Office is located in Building No. 3. Visitors can pick up a variety of Rikkyo University materials including the university brochure. There is also a space for viewing past entrance exam questions and university-related publications.
*Selected Historical Building of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Building No. 4

Building No. 4 is home to the College of Science and its associated faculty and administrative offices.

Building No. 5

In addition to classrooms, this building houses the Division of Student Affairs and the Volunteer Center, as well as the restaurant “Restaurant Ivy.” Since October 2008, grass has been planted on the roof of the Building, and is used by students as a garden.

Building No. 6

The Career Center, Center for Human Rights and Anti-Harassment Measures, Gender Forum, Language Center, English Discussion Education Center, and seminar rooms are located in Building No. 6.

Building No. 7

Building No. 7 is a classroom building. The classrooms have multi-media systems, in-person reading services room for visually impaired students, and seminar rooms which can be adjusted for size, such as for small English discussion classes or larger group work sessions.

Building No. 8

The building provides a media education environment, including computer rooms furnished with the latest computers, multimedia laboratories, and large-scale language labs. Moreover, the Media Center provides assistance for various types of multimedia equipment and support for IT-related education and research.

Building No. 11

This building provides space for the Law School (Rikkyo Law School) and Independent Graduate Courses, as well as regular classrooms, a lecture hall, and and mock trial classrooms.
*Winner of Good Design Award
*Winner of Tile Design Award
*Winner of International Lighting Design Award

Building No. 12

Research and administrative offices of the College of Economics, College of Sociology, and College of Law and Politics are located in Building No. 12. In April 2011, the Support Office for Students with Disabilities was established in this building. In September 2012, lower level floors were incorporated into the Ikebukuro Library. In the same month, a Tully’s Coffee shop opened at the entrance of the Ikebukuro Library.
Tully’s Coffee Rikkyo University Shop
Operating Hours (Hours may be shortened as management decides.)
Mon-Fri 8:30-20:00
Sat 8:30-19:00

Building No. 13 (College of Science)

The College of Science’s laboratories and seminar rooms are housed in this building. Together with the facilities in Building No. 4, the Academic Frontier projects of the College of Science, and the High Tech Research Center, with its state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, form the foundations of Rikkyo’s efforts to advance academic research in the twenty-first century.

Building No. 14

Completed in March 2009. Equipped with exercise rooms and classrooms for 50, 200 and 300 people. The basement floor has multi-purpose classrooms that are also used for gym classes.

McKim Hall(Building No. 15)

Housing the International Office, Center for Japanese Language Education, and Center for Global Human Resource Development.

Lloyd Hall (Building No. 18), Ikebukuro Library

Completed in September 2012. The five floors from the second floor below ground through the third floor above ground are home to the Ikebukuro Library, and the College of Arts research and administrative offices are located on floors four through seven.
The inside of the Ikebukuro Library can be seen on Google Street View. (Photos taken in 2012)

Tucker Hall

This auditorium was built in memory of Bishop Henry St. George Tucker, an early university president responsible for much of the growth and expansion of the school. In addition to classes and lectures, graduation ceremonies are also held in this auditorium, which can hold over 1000 people.

Main Dining Hall

With a traditional brick exterior, high ceilings, black wood beams, and stucco walls, this is one of the most charming buildings on campus.
*Selected Historical Building of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Mather Library Memorial Hall

With the completion of the Ikebukuro Library, this building stopped being used as a library and its name was changed to the Mather Library Memorial Hall. The building was completed in 1918, and it was used for more than 90 years as the main library until November 6, 2012. It is named after Samuel Mather, who made great contributions when the older library building was being constructed. There are plans to establish a "The Heritege and Future of Rikkyo" on the second floor.

Rikkyo All Saints Chapel

The All Saints Chapel hosts daily worship services, the school anniversary, Christmas services, and other ceremonies.
*Selected Historical Building of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Paul Rusch Athletics Center

The athletic center offers a 50-meter heated pool, tennis courts, and other facilities for use in coursework and extracurricular activities.

Williams Hall

This facility for student extracurricular activities has a large open atrium and staircase that reaches up through the center of the building. While most of the rooms are for various club and circle activities, the building also contains a studio, music practice rooms, shower facilities, and meeting rooms. In addition, located on the second floor are the cafeteria Yamagoya, which serves light meals, and the Commons Room.

Tachikawa Hall

Tachikawa Hall was built with a generous donation by Asako Tachikawa in memory of her late husband, Shozaburo Tachikawa, an alumnus of Rikkyo. The multipurpose hall on the third floor is the main venue for guest lectures and symposia.

Sycamore Avenue

Running from east to west through the center of the Campus is an avenue lined with sycamore trees (Platanus orientalis) that were planted in 1924. Along this path is a monument inscribed with the words from the hit Showa Era song “Suzukake no Michi” (Sycamore Avenue), written by the late Katsuhiko Haida, a graduate of the College of Economics. Students can be seen relaxing on the benches alongside the avenue while enjoying the beautiful scenery of each season.

St. Paul’s Plaza Ikebukuro Store

Ikebukuro Campus Store. The first floor has stationery and original Rikkyo University merchandise, while the second floor handles textbooks, journals, and magazines. Stationery items and books may be purchased at a 10-25% discount.
Store Hours (Note that hours are different during University holidays.)
●Mon – Fri: 8:50 – 18:30
●Sat: 8:50 – 14:00

Edogawa Rampo House (Edogawa Rampo Memorial Center for Popular Culture Studies)

The residence of detective novel writer Edogawa Rampo and his adjacent book storehouse known as Gen-eijo were transferred to Rikkyo University in 2002. The storehouse was designated as a cultural asset of Toshima-ku in 2003. The residence and the storehouse are open to the public every Wednesday and Friday.

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