OIST is suspending all community relations activities until August 31st, 2020 in order to follow the guidelines on public gatherings during the current COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your understanding.

The following community relations activities have been suspended.

  1. Guided Campus Tour, Unguided Campus Tour, Weekend Tour
  2. School Visits *
  3. Group Tours

Currently, we have decided to suspend reservations until August 31st, 2020.
Please check this website again, as the information will be updated once we decided. We appreciate your understanding.

* We will accept School Visit reservations after September 2020.
Please check the "School Visits" page. Please understand that with the current COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, your visit may be cancelled even after making a reservation. Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support.

For a list of the latest announcements about OIST response to COVID-19 go to
OIST COVID-19 Latest Measure

Group Tours

Tours for community groups, business groups, and other assemblies

  • Every Monday, 13:30-14:30
  • Every Wednesday, 13:30-14:30
  • Every Friday, 13:30-14:30
  • Excluding holidays and year-end, new-years (December 29th through January 3rd).
  • The length of each tour will be approximately one hour.
  • All tours are limited to 20 participants.
  • Please reserve by the day before the tour.

Reservation Methods

Necessary Information

  • Full Name (in the case of a group reservation, the group representative)
  • Name of group
  • Contact information (telephone number, email address)
  • The date you would like to tour OIST
  • Number of people in your group (including yourself)