Due to the damages caused by the Kumamoto earthquake, classes of the Undergraduate and Graduate School of Agriculture will temporarily be held at the Kumamoto Campus instead of the As Campus until the academic year 2017 (until March 2018).
Aso campus is located within the Aso Kuju National Park in part of the sprawling Aso crater rim. The spacious campus, 16 times the area of Tokyo Dome, encompasses fields for livestock grazing and crop production, a large livestock shed, orchids, a processing facility and the cutting-edge Biotechnology Center. The only combined livestock and crop farming university-level facility of its kind in Japan, Aso campus works closely with local communities on a range of programs.
Kawayo, Minami Aso-mura, Aso-gun, Kumamoto 869-1404Access
The livestock shed houses cattle, pigs, sheep and other animals.
Photograph: Tokai University 2016 booklet p. 67
The processing facility is used for research, training and workshops on making jams, cheeses, hams and other products.
The training center is used for workshops involving sheep, pigs and chickens. In breeding season, the center is full of new-born lambs and piglets.
The rice paddies are used to study a range of rice farming techniques from planting through to harvesting.
The machinery shed houses an extensive range of farm machinery, equipment and tools for training purposes.
The Biotechnology Center on Aso campus is equipped with the latest cutting-edge analysis and measuring equipment, providing an advanced research facility to service the entire School of Agriculture.