Where to eat

Reference (provided by the Kashiwa International Office)

Kashiwa Campus Map

Kashiwa Campus Area Map 

I. On Kashiwa Campus

The Campus has two cafeterias and one Sushi Restaurant, also a food shop where you can buy lunch box and fast foods on site. Each meal for lunch or dinner costs 300-600 yen.

1. Cafeteria

Out of the two cafeterias,  the cafeteria, closer to IPMU and  literally called “CAFETERIA”,  DOES NOT accept cash, but requires a special prepaid card which you can buy at a vending machine inside the dining hall.  The vending machine is located just next to the cafeteria entrance.

Buying a cafeteria card and charge money

  1. Insert money into the slot.
  2. Select the value you want to charge (from 1,000 yen to 10,000yen).
  3. Receive your card and change.

  【Buying a cafeteria card and charge money


  1. Choose what you eat from dishes displayed in the showcase.
  2. Go to a counter where the food is served.  Counters are divided between combo-style set (nearer) and noodles (far in the back).
  3. Take a tray, tell the server your order. You can add side-dishes in the showcase onto your tray directly.  For payment, insert your card into the card reader on the counter .
  4. After the meal, please return the tray and plates to the washing conveyer. There are buckets respectively for leftovers,  combustible waste(chopstickes),  and plastic waste.

Business Hours

Weekdays 11:30 - 20:30
Saturdays 11:30 - 13:30
Sundays & Holidays closed


TEL: 04-7134-5722

2. Plaza IKOI Food Court

The other cafeteria is called Plaza Ikoi, meaing  "Relaxation" in Japan.  Besides regular lunch or dinner dishes, It has a "Gram Deli" corner where food is sold by weight. It costs  1.2 yen per gram.

Gram Deli

  1. Take a tray.
  2. Choose how to pay, cash or suica (or pasmo)
  3. Have what you want to eat on a plate (plastic plates are for takeout).
  4. Make a payment at the Cashier by cash or Suica/PASMO.

Other food service counters

  1. Decide what you will have
  2. Take a tray.
  3. Order at one of the counters and pay by cash or Suica/PASMO

 Common steps after you pay

  1. Get chopsticks and silverware.  Vinegar, soy sauce and other seasonings are also there.
  2. It costs 100yen for Drink Bar with a meal order.
  3. Find vacant place and carry yoru tray in the dining area.
  4. After yorur meal, take your tray to the Tray Return.

Business Hours

Weekdays 11:30 - 14:00, 17:00 - 20:00
Saturdays 11:30 -14:00
Sundays & Holidays closed


TEL: 04-7135-0750

3. Osakana Club “Hama” (Sushi Restaurant)

Hama is a Japanese sushi restaurant located on the 1st floor of the Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute. It serves good fresh sushi dishes at reasonable prices.  It has also one-coin lunch menu which i (500 yen).  It also provides takeout and delivery services on campus.

Business Hours

Weekdays 11:30 - 15:00, 17:00 - 21:30
Saturdays 11:30 - 14:00
Sundays & Holidays closed


TEL: 04-7134-5656 ; ext. 62951

4. Co-op Food Shop & Café

Food Shop sells onigiri (rice balls), lunch boxes, sandwiches, salads, snacks, beverages, etc.

Business Hours

Weekdays Food Shop: 10:00 - 19:00 ; Café: 12:00 - 17:30
Saturdays closed
Sundays & Holidays closed


TEL: 04-7135-8671 ; ext. 61023

5. Academic Shop

Stationery, daily commodities, computer supplies, books and stamps.

Business Hours

Weekdays 10:00 - 17:00
Saturdays closed
Sundays & Holidays closed


TEL: 04-7135-8117 ; ext. 61020

II. Outside Campus                                            

1. Convenience Stores

Family Mart:  The nearest convenience store from the east side of campus.

LAWSON:  The nearest convenience store from the west side of campus.

2. Restaurant

Udon-ICHI:  Japanese noodle (Udon)

Goemon: Pasta

Lalaport Kashiwanoha

Kashiwanoha Campus station comes with a shopping mall called Lalaport. It has a grocery store (Tokyu store), many restaurants, and a food court.