Rugby School Japan

New Campus


Major Milestone Reached in the Establishment of Rugby School Japan

On July 25th 2022, the Governor of Chiba Prefecture (Toshihito Kumagai) formally approved the establishment plan for Rugby School Japan (RSJ) the first ever British boarding school in the Greater Tokyo area.

This milestone moment for RSJ was accompanied by project partner Mitsui Fudosan’s impressive architectural renderings of the RSJ campus and development plans for the surrounding area, in the heart of Kashiwanoha’s Smart City in Chiba prefecture, Japan.

The development of RSJ is led in Japan by the CEA Group, in close collaboration with the Rugby School Group.

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Highlights of the RSJ campus in Kashiwanoha Smart City include:

Timeless design inspired by Rugby School’s architectural DNA, namely a traditional “quad”, townhouse building facade and a modern interpretation of Butterfield architecture.

Garden Campus, comprising 12 x green areas within the newly landscaped RSJ grounds, including a central green courtyard, house gardens, Principal’s garden and rooftop gardens. RSJ will preserve around 300 existing trees and plant over 100 new trees on the former Chiba University horticulture campus site.

Sustainable architecture, drawing on Mitsui Fudosan’s experience in Zero Emission Buildings and Zero Energy Houses. The RSJ project involves a hybrid approach - renovating legacy structures and weaving in new buildings to create a one-of-a-kind sustainable boarding school campus.

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State-of-the-art Facilities

In addition to regular classrooms, RSJ pupils will have access to international-standard learning and co-curricular spaces including science rooms, visual art studios, gallery, design & technology rooms, medical centre, lecture theatre, 25m indoor swimming pool, Blackbox theatre, Harlequin floor Dance Studio, Debate room, Sixth-form Centre, Library, Cafeteria, Reading rooms, Music rooms and recording studios, Gymnasium, Rugby and soccer field, Tennis Courts, Multi-purpose courts Dining Hall and Common Rooms.

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At the heart of Japan's largest smart city

Strategic Location: 30 minutes from Central Tokyo by Tsukuba Express Line and part of the Kashiwa-no-ha smart city and international campus town, RSJ will proudly sit alongside other world-leading academic and research institutions including Japan’s top universities Chiba University and Tokyo University.

The RSJ campus is in short walking distance to Chiba Prefectural Kashiwanoha Park (which includes the multi-use Kashiwanoha Park Stadium with a capacity for 20,000 spectators).

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