The university locates in Setagaya Ward of Tokyo where is one of historical areas at the center of Tokyo within about 20-minutes from Shinjuku and Shibuya by train or tram. It was originally founded as a private academy in 1917 in Azabu, moved to Setagaya afterward and made a start as a full-fledged educational institute. Today, it has 7 undergraduate and 10 graduate schools with 3 research centers and is nurturing over 13000 students including about 500 international students. It will be celebrating its centennial anniversary in the year 2017. School of Science and Engineering originally opened as Faculty of Engineering with Departments of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering in 1963.
FROM SHINJUKU BY TRAIN: Take a local stopping train for Hon-atsugi on the Odakyu Line. 9-minitue walk from Umegaoka Station. FROM SHIBUYA BY TRAIN AND TRAM: Take a subway for Chuorinkan on the Hanzomon Line and transfer at Sangenjaya Station to Tokyu Setagaya Line (tram). 6-minitues walk from Shoin-jinjya-mae Station. FROM SHIBUYA BY BUS: Take a bus bound for Setagaya-kumin-kaikan (Setagaya Civic Hall) departing from Shibuya Station South Exit. Get off the bus at the end of the line. 1-minitue walk form the bus stop.