Ikebukuro Campus Guide


A Campus with Historical Buildings and Modern Facilities
Ikebukuro Campus boasts buildings such as the ivy-coated Morris Hall, the serene chapel, and Mather Library Memorial Hall, which have been designated as Selected Historical Buildings by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. There are charming spots everywhere, such as Suzukake-no-michi (“Sycamore Avenue”), which
serves as a peaceful retreat for students throughout the seasons, and the cedar trees at the main gate, which sparkle in Christmas lights every December.
In addition, the campus is home to Ikebukuro Library (one of Japan’s leading libraries, with a storage capacity of about 2 million books and a seating capacity of 1,520) as well as the Paul Rusch Athletic Center, complete with a 50-meter pool, tennis courts, and a fitness room.

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 1919. It housed classrooms then as it still does today.
<Tokyo Metropolitan-Nominated Historical Building>

Building No. 2,3

(Certification Courses Office)
(Admissions Center)
<Tokyo Metropolitan-Nominated Historical Building>

Building No. 5

Student Affairs Division, Volunteer Center, Restaurant Ivy

Building No. 6

Career Center, Center for Human Rights and Anti-Harassment

Building No. 8

(Media Center)

Building No. 12

Students with Disabilities Support Office, TULLY'S COFFEE

Building No. 13

Building No. 14

Paul Rusch Athletics Center

McKim Hall

(Building No. 15)
McKim Hall houses the International Office, Center for Japanese Language Education, the Center for Global Human Resource Development, Prayer room, and the Global Lounge, which is used for international exchange activities and other events.

Ikebukuro Library

(Lloyd Hall (Building No. 18) and Building No. 12)
The Ikebukuro Library is one of the largest university libraries in Japan, providing enough space for two million books, and it has 1,520 seats for patrons. It was designed to meet the study needs of students, with plenty of group study rooms, the Learning Square, break rooms, and other conveniences.

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.

<Tokyo Metropolitan-Nominated Historical Building>

Rikkyo Gakuin Exhibition Hall

(Mather Library Memorial)
Rikkyo Gakuin Exhibition Hall opened in May 2014 as a showcase for the history, traditions, and educational and research activities at Rikkyo. The exhibition space on the second floor offers an engaging and accessible introduction to the history of Rikkyo through rare documents, photos, video and other materials.

The Edogawa Rampo Residence

(Memorial Center for Popular Culture Studies)
The residence of detective novel writer Edogawa Rampo and his adjacent book storehouse 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.

Prayer Room

The Prayer Room is chiefly designed to suit the needs of Muslim students, but it serves as a multi-cultural spiritual space without adhering to any specific religious affiliation. As part of enhancing the environment for admitting more international students, the Room was installed in April 2016. At the same time, the university cafeteria started to provide Halal instant noodle on campus.

Rikkyo All Saints’ Chapel

The All Saints' Chapel hosts daily worship services, the school anniversary, Christmas services, and other ceremonies.
<Tokyo Metropolitan-Nominated Historical Building>

Mather Library Memorial

(Rikkyo Gakuin Exhibition Hall)

Tucker Hall

(Academic Affairs Center)

St. Paul's Plaza


Williams Hall

(Tokyo Halal Deli & Cafe)

Sycamore Avenue

Reifsnider House

Tachikawa Memorial Hall

Tachikawa Memorial Hall was built with a generous donation by the late 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.

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