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Sophia University is located in Yotsuya, literally in the heart of Tokyo. The area around the Yotsuya campus has long been at the center of the Japanese political, economic and cultural worlds. The Imperial Palace, the Parliament, the Geihinkan(State Guesthouse) for state guests from all over the world, and the National Diet Library as well as an array of offices of multinational enterprises are all within easy walking distance of the university. It is a place where you can feel the dynamism of the global city Tokyo.
This red brick building was built in 1932 and survived from World War II. There used to be the center of university with the president's office etc. Now it is a classroom building.
17 stories above ground and 3 below. Built in 2005. The center of research and education.
The Sophia University Central Library, which opened in 1984, holds approximately 1,100,000 books and 11,000 titles of periodicals on the two basement floors and the eight upper floors. The library has adopted an open stack system so that users can have direct access to the materials. It also accommodates various research institutes on the 4th to 8th floors so that it functions as a center of research activities.
Historic building no.1
Symbolic building no.2
Inside the library