Kogakkan University

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Kogakkan University
皇學館大学 (Kogakkan Daigaku)
On-campus temple
Type Private
Established 1882
President Kiyoshi Shimizu
Students 2,921
Undergraduates 2,839
Postgraduates 82
Location Ise, Mie, Japan
Colors Deep Purple    
Website kogakkan-u.ac.jp

Kogakkan University (皇學館大学?, Kōgakkan daigaku) is a private university at Ise, Mie, Japan. The predecessor of the school was founded in 1882, and it was chartered as a university in 1940.

Kogakkan University is one of only two universities in Japan to offer a Shinto studies program, whose graduates earn the qualifications needed to become a Shinto priest.[1][2] (The other university to offer such a program is Kokugakuin University in Tokyo.)

Education and Research[edit]


  • Literature
    • Shinto
    • Japanese Literature
    • Japanese History
    • Communication
  • Education
    • Education
  • Contemporary Japanese society
    • Contemporary Japanese society

Graduate programs[edit]

  • Literature
    • Shinto specialization
    • Japanese Literature specialization
    • Japanese History specialization
  • Education
    • Education specialization

Special Programs[edit]

  • Shinto Studies Graduate Program


  1. ^ Kogakkan University Faculty of Letters: Kogakkan University official website [1]
  2. ^ S.D.B.Picken "Faith-based schools in Japan: Paradoxes and Pointers". In J.D. Chapman et al. (eds.) "International Handbook of Learning, Teaching and Leading in Faith-Based Schools". New York: Springer. P. 523.

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Coordinates: 34°29′13″N 136°43′36″E / 34.48694°N 136.72667°E / 34.48694; 136.72667