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

School Group Visitors

We are temporarily accepting School Visit reservations after September 2020 for elementary, middle and high schools.
However, please note that in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus situation, even reserved visits may have to be canceled. We will do everything we can to provide reasonable notice of this.

To register the school visit, please fill out the details in the following link below.

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

Campus Tour Reservations

Community Relations Section, Communication and Public Relations Division

E-mail: visit-us@oist.jp
Telephone: (+81) 98-966-2184
Fax: (+81) 98-966-2887

Restrictions on Participation

  • No visitor under the age of 13 without adult supervision.
  • No visitors under the influence of alcohol or behaving in a manner that the institute considers inappropriate for the tour.

The tour in lab areas

In the OIST labs, research and experiments are actively taking place, including experiments which use dangerous chemicals and/or biological samples. Please do follow the guidance from the OIST staff during the tour, and please refrain from interfering with any research or experiments.
Taking photographs and filming is prohibited inside of the lab area unless the OIST staff allows you to do so.
If you do not follow this safety regulation, the OIST staff may decide to discontinue the tour.

Theft and Accidents

OIST accepts no responsibility for incidents of theft or injury that occur inside the facilities or in neighboring areas like parking. Visitors accept responsibility for their possessions and safety.

Damage to the Facilities

At the discretion of the institute, OIST may require reparation for damage to facilities, equipment, etc. caused by visitors.