Rugby School Japan

New Campus


On July 25th 2022, Rugby School Japan (RSJ) reached a major milestone when the Governor of Chiba Prefecture, Toshihito Kumagai, formally approved the establishment plan for the School - on schedule to be the first ever British boarding school in the Greater Tokyo area.

This landmark 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.

Rugby school Japan Campus


The RSJ campus in Kashiwanoha Smart City includes many highlights such as:

- Timeless design inspired by Rugby School’s 450-year old architectural DNA, namely a traditional “quad”, townhouse building facade, and a modern interpretation of Butterfield architecture.

- Garden Campus, comprising twelve green areas within the newly landscaped RSJ grounds, including a central green courtyard, house gardens, Principal’s garden and rooftop gardens.

- Preservation of around 300 existing trees and planting of over 100 new trees on the former Chiba University horticulture campus site.

- Hybrid approach - renovating legacy structures and weaving in new buildings to create a one-of-a-kind sustainable boarding school campus.

- Sustainable architecture, drawing on Mitsui Fudosan’s experience in Zero Emission Buildings and Zero Energy Houses.

Rugby school Japan Campus

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.

Rugby school Japan Campus

At the heart of Japan's largest smart city

Strategic Location: Just 30 minutes from Central Tokyo by Tsukuba Express Line and part of the Kashiwanoha 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). The development of RSJ is led in Japan by the CEA Group, in close collaboration with the Rugby School Group.

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