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Living in Hiroshima

Living in Hiroshima

Consumer prices in the prefecture have stayed stable with the recent low inflation rate, but goods are still quite expensive compared to other Asian countries. The average monthly living expenses for a single international student in Hiroshima are about ¥100,000, excluding tuition.


International students at Shudo usually choose from two housing options: to stay at one of the international student houses or to find private accommodation. Apartments are usually unfurnished in Japan. A student should expect to buy bedding, kitchenware, and other essentials. The tenant is required to pay an initial deposit of 2-3 months’ rent, some or all of which will be returned when the accommodation is vacated.

A day as an exchange student in Hiroshima

This is the short video of normal day as an exchange student.studying at Hiroshima Shudo University. The student appears in the video lives at the international house. Please enjoy the video and go through the life in Hiroshima.

Hiroshima City

Hiroshima, known as the International City of Peace & Culture, has a population of over a million people and is located in the western part of Honshu, the largest of the Japanese islands. It faces the Seto Inland Sea, a national park area. Hiroshima developed on the delta of the River Ota, which flows through the city. The major industry of Hiroshima is automobile manufacturing. Hiroshima Bay is a centre for the cultivation of oysters. It takes about four hours to reach Hiroshima from Tokyo by bullet train. Hiroshima has its own international airport with direct links to Shanghai, Dalian, Chengdu, Tianjin and Beijing in China, and to Guam, Korea and Taiwan. A flower festival is held in Hiroshima every May. More than 500,000 people from overseas visit Hiroshima every year.