Shimizu campus boasts a truly spectacular natural setting, directly fronting onto the mighty Suruga Bay, the deepest bay in Japan, with a backdrop provided by world cultural heritage asset Mt. Fuji in the distance. The modern campus, fitted out with an array of cutting-edge oceanography equipment and facilities that are among the best in Japan, provides the perfect setting for studying the planet and the oceans. It is also close to the acclaimed natural attraction Miho-no-matsubara, as well as fishing spots and sporting and boating areas.
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The simulator recreates a variety of challenging weather and current conditions to help students acquire navigation skills.
The simulator tank is used to conduct wave tests and other experiments used to test out replica models of ships and marine structures.
The library houses an extensive collection of scientific and engineering books, magazines and other publications on marine related topics.
The multi-purpose outdoor court area includes three tennis courts, a futsal court and a basketball court.
The cafeteria serves up an interesting and varied range of dishes, and also houses the fish tanks that are maintained by students.
The fish farming lab, with tanks fed by seawater from Suruga Bay, is used to study species considered difficult to breed in captivity, many of which are under threat of extinction.