TheFall and SpringTokyo programs are based at the IES Abroad Tokyo Center and supported by IES Abroad staff. Our Center is located in Makuhari, a modern city in Chiba prefecture, which is in the Greater Tokyo Area.
Features of the IES Abroad Tokyo Center include:
- High-speed Internet and printer access
- Library and reading resources
- Student lounge
- Staff offices
- Small classroom with projector and screen
Kanda University of International Studies is within walking distance of the IES Abroad Center. The area around the Center has easy access to public transportation, plus offers many public amenities, like shopping and dining, a movie complex, a game arcade, parks, the beach, and open spaces to relax and hang out. Makuhari is home to the following: Makuhari Messe, one of Japan's premiere events and exhibition venues; AEON Makuhari Shintoshin Mall, Chiba's first large-scale lifestyle mall Chiba Lotte Marines Baseball Team; movie theaters; Mihama-en Japanese Garden; and many restaurants and bars.
The IES Abroad Tokyo Center is just 30 minutes from Tokyo Station (Keiyo Line), 35 minutes from the Narita International Airport by bus, and a 20 minute train ride from Tokyo Disneyland.
The IES Abroad Tokyo Summer program is based at the National Olympics Memorial Youth Center, near Yoyogi Park in downtown Tokyo. Please see the National Olympics Memorial Youth Center's website for more information about their facilities.