Where to eat


Ikoi Cafeteria

Area Map

Kashiwa Campus Information Map (provided by the Kashiwa International Office)


I. On Kashiwa Campus

The Campus has two cafeterias, one sushi restaurant, and a food shop where you can buy lunch boxes 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.  Instead, you can use two major Japanese smart cards, SUICA or PASMO for the payment. If you do not have either of these, you can purchase  a prepaid card used only for CAFETERIA at a vending machine next to the showcase near the entrance.

A vending machine of prepaid card used only for CAFETERIA

Buying a cafeteria card and charging money】   

  1. Insert money into the slot.
  2. Select the value you want to charge (from 1,000 yen, 2000 yen, 3000 yen, 5000 yen, and 10,000yen).
  3. Get your card and change.


How to order

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

Business Hours

Weekdays 11:30 - 20:00
Saturdays 11:30 - 13:30
Sundays & Holidays closed


TEL: 04-7134-5722

2. Plaza IKOI

The other cafeteria is called "Plaza Ikoi", meaing  "Relaxation" in Japanese.  Besides regular lunch or dinner dishes received over the counter, It has a "Gram Deli" section where food is sold by weight. It costs  1.3 yen per gram.

<Gram Deli>

  1. Take a tray.
  2. Choose how to pay, cash or SUICA (or PASMO).
  3. Take what you eat on a plate (plastic plates are for takeout).
  4. Make a payment at the Cashier by cash or SUICA/PASMO. You can add 100-yen-drink-bar order.

<Food service counters>

  1. Decide what you have.
  2. Take a tray.
  3. Tell the server your choice at the counters and pay by either cash or Suica/PASMO

 <After payment>

  1. Get chopsticks and silverware.  Vinegar, soy sauce and other seasonings are also available at the end of the cashier.  
  2. Find vacant seat by yourself in the dining area.
  3. After your meal, take your tray to the washing conveyer.

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 next to the Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute. It serves good fresh sushi dishes at reasonable prices.  It has also one-coin lunch menu  (500 yen).  It also provides "to-go" meal 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 for grocery section sells "onigiri" (rice balls), lunch boxes, sandwiches, salads, snacks, beverages, etc.

Business Hours

Weekdays Grocery: 10:00 - 21:00 ; 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 IPMU (about 500m) . Go straight to the east on the Campus-front street.

7-Eleven:  About 700m from IPMU. Take the main gate and go straight to the west on the Campus-front street.

2. Restaurants

Udon-Ichi:  Japanese noodle (Udon), west side of Campus (about  600m from IPMU)

Goemon : Pasta,  West side of Campus (about 600m from IPMU) 

Kura zushi: ""conveyor belt" sushi bar, facing with Goemon accross the road.  All 100 yen/plate except special menus.

Restaurants and food shops at Lalaport Kashiwanoha (Shopping mall)

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