UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering is the lead sponsor of an office space in Nihonbashi Life Science Building in downtown Tokyo. UC San Diego, as a tenant, has access to various conference, meeting and seminar rooms in this building as well as in a nearby building owned by the same landlord - Mitsui Fudosan, a real estate giant in Japan.

The UC San Diego Tokyo Office was launched in July 2016. This website provides details about the office space and various rooms, and explains the procedure for UC San Diego users to utilize the facilities to promote international collaboration in research, higher education and innovation.


Nihonbashi Life Sciences Buliding




UC San Diego Tokyo Office


  • Located on 9F Academic Floor
  • Other 9F Academic tenants include:
    • The University of Tokyo
    • Kyoto University
    • Osaka University
    • Tohoku University




Building Facilities

In addition to the UC San Diego office space, there are three types of rooms located throughout the Nihonbashi Life Science Building available for UC San Diego users:

  • Conference Rooms
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Seminar Rooms

Rooms may be reserved for a minimum of 4 hours, with the exception of Meeting rooms 306 to 310 and the UC San Diego Office. Reservation can be made 12 months prior to use.

The Building has additional features available including: a receptionist on the 3rd Floor, who is available to greet visitors and escort them to their meeting location, refreshments on the 3rd Floor, and a pantry and vending machines on the 9th Floor near the UC San Diego Tokyo Office.



Room #201


​Room #313


​Room #1004


​3rd Fl Reception Lobby




Tokyo Office Room 908 Layout

  • Room Size: 6 m x 3.3 m (20ft x 11ft)

  • Furniture: Conference Table; 6 Chairs, 3 Cabinets, Corner Table

  • Equipment: 50" Display; Telephone/Internet; Wifi Router; Printer/Scanner/Copier/Fax









Building Room and Space Details

Default layouts are shown. Additional fees apply if a different layout is required.



Room 908 Availability



Conference and Seminar Room Rental Fees

Floor Space Size Capacity Daily-4 hr Daily-8 hr
    Sq. feet Persons Rental Fee^ Rental Fee^
2F 201 Large Conference Room 2633 150 $1,100 $1,950
3F 301 Conference Room 267 12 $300 $350
302 Conference Room 540 24 $300 $400
303 Conference Room 444 18 $300 $400
312 Studio 274 - $300 $350
313 Conference Room 807 36 $350 $500
314 Conference Room 455 18 $300 $400
9F 908 UC San Diego Office   6 $200 $200
911 Seminar Room**   18 $300 $400
912 Seminar Room**   36 $400 $500
913 Seminar Room**   54 $500 $600
10F 1004 Conference Room 1182 55 $500 $800
1008 Conference Room 607 24 $300 $400


10F Lounge Rate

Floor Space Size Capacity 1 Hour
    Sq. Feet Persons Rental Fee
10F Lounge 1300 - $200

* Consumption tax of 8% will be added.
** May be combined to make a larger seminar room. Reconfiguration fee of approximately $100 applies.
^ Does not include reconfiguration fee.

Rates are subject to change.


3F Meeting Room Rates

Floor Space Capacity 1 Hour
    Persons Rental Fee^
3F 304 Meeting Room 6 per room $100
305 Meeting Room 6 per room $100
306 Meeting Room 6 per room $100
307 Meeting Room 6 per room $100
308 Meeting Room 6 per room $100
309 Meeting Room 6 per room $100
310 Meeting Room 6 per room $100
311 Meeting Room 6 per room $100

^ Does not include reconfiguration fee.

Rates are subject to change.


UC San Diego Tokyo Office Cancellation Policy

The following cancellation fees apply for conference rooms on 2F, 3F and 10F:

  • 15 to 30 days prior to the date of use – 50% of the estimated rental fees.
  • Less than 14 days prior to the date of use – 100% of the estimated rental fees.
  • Please note: Only the room rental fees are subject to cancellation penalty.

Conference Rooms in Nihonbashi Life Science HUB

UC San Diego users also have access to conference rooms in the nearby Nihonbashi Life Science Hub. Please refer to the following link and contact the JSOE Tokyo Office Team (tokyooffice@ucsd.edu) for details.


Life Science Hub: Entrance & Lounge Area

Life Science Hub: Seminar Room





  • UC San Diego faculty and staff may use the Tokyo Office facilities for purposes such as:
    • Symposia, seminars, and meetings sponsored by UC San Diego departments
    • Meetings sponsored by UC San Diego Alumni Organization
    • Activities aimed at promoting international cooperation for research, education and innovation at UC San Diego
  • UC San Diego users may collect registration fees to cover event expenses, but the UC San Diego Tokyo Office facilities MUST NOT be used for profit-making activities for taxation reasons.
  • The UC San Diego Tokyo Office facilities may not be reserved for third-party events and purposes that are not co-sponsored by UC San Diego departments. There is a liability issue. If this occurs, a bill will be sent to the sponsoring department.
  • Nihonbashi Life Science Building is open every day, from 9:00 to 21:00 (except during the winter break from Dec 29 to Jan 3).
  • Access to the UC San Diego Tokyo Office (Room 908) is controlled by a security keypad on the door.
  • Instructions to connect to the WiFi router and printer are provided in the office.
  • Nihonbashi Life Science Building is centrally air-conditioned. Each room's temperature can be adjusted by the control panel in the room. Please turn off the control switch when leaving the room.
  • Please turn off the lights when leaving the room.





  • This is a non-smoking building. There is a designated smoking space on the 1st floor.
  • Food & Beverages
    • Food and beverages are permitted in the UC San Diego Tokyo Office. Please dispose of all trash when leaving the room. Do not leave food in the room or in the trash can.
    • Coffee vending machine on 3F and beverage vending machines on 9F.
    • There is no coffee maker in Room 908.
  • The UC San Diego Tokyo Office is cleaned every Monday. If you leave cardboard boxes or other trash in the office, please mark it as "TRASH" to ensure it is picked up.
  • Building parking is available only for monthly subscribers. Parking is not available for UC San Diego users or guests.





Nihonbashi Life Science Building is conveniently located in downtown Tokyo, in the area called Nihonbashi.

Access to downtown Tokyo by public transit is easy:

  • From Narita Int'l Airport to Tokyo Station: 60 minutes by train
  • From Haneda Int'l Airport to Tokyo Station: 25 minutes by train

Please refer to the “Access” section of the following link for access information.





Reserve a Room





Nihonbashi is a vibrant area. There are number of restaurants and stores near our office. For example, visit Coredo Muromachi website: http://31urban.jp/lng/eng/muromachi.html.


Coredo Muromachi Building


Coredo Muromachi Building

Mitsukoshi Department Store

Nihonbashi Bridge

Bank of Japan Headquarters Building

JR Tokyo Station Nihonbashi Side




Event Planning Tips

  • You may send event materials to the UC San Diego Tokyo Office in advance. There is a delivery storage locker in the building. Please contact the Jacobs School Tokyo Office Team (tokyooffice@ucsd.edu) for details.
  • There is a Kinkos shop near the Nihonbashi Life Sciences Building: http://www.kinkos.co.jp/store/t036.html (Japanese only)
  • Various catering services are available. Grace Co., Ltd. (http://www.grace-catering.com/index.html), a catering vendor who regularly does business with Nihonbashi Life Science Building tenants, has been registered in UC San Diego's Marketplace. Payment can be made by wire transfer.





There are a large number of hotels in downtown Tokyo. Here are some examples that have good access to Nihonbashi Life Science Building.

Nearby Hotels within Walking Distance (15 minutes) or Short Taxi Ride

Other Hotels within Short Taxi/Train Ride





  • The Building Safety Control Center is located on the 1st floor. The center is staffed from 9:00 to 5:30 on weekdays. Staff answer emergency calls 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. (Emergency call number: 03-3273-3230)
  • In case of an emergency, please follow the general instructions provided by the building management. The general instructions, translated into English, are also provided in the UC San Diego Tokyo Office.
  • There are two emergency bags located in the UC San Diego Tokyo Office, under the corner table. Please examine the contents of the bags when you arrive.




Travel Risk Management

  • International travelers are encouraged to make travel arrangement through university-designated travel agencies.
  • Please refer to the CONNEXXUS website for travel tips and travel alert:
    https://travel.ucop.edu/connexxus. Click the "MyTravel" section under the "Business Tools" tab on BLINK.





Please contact: Jacobs School Tokyo Office Team (tokyooffice@ucsd.edu) or
Miwako Waga, Director, International Outreach, Office of Research Affairs (mwaga@ucsd.edu)