100 Best Art & Design schools in Japan

Below is the list of best universities in Japan ranked based on their research performance in Art & Design. A graph of 318K citations received by 28.5K academic papers made by 111 universities in Japan was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish between undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with the university website.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science profiles.

For Art & Design

#1 in Japan
#1 in Asia
#41 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
28,171
Founded
1877

For Art & Design

#2 in Japan
#16 in Asia
#194 in the World
Acceptance Rate
41%
Enrollment
23,316
Male:Female
68:32
Founded
1931

For Art & Design

#3 in Japan
#18 in Asia
#203 in the World
Acceptance Rate
24%
Enrollment
33,500
Founded
1858

For Art & Design

#4 in Japan
#20 in Asia
#221 in the World
Acceptance Rate
32%
Enrollment
16,525
Male:Female
61:39
Founded
1973

For Art & Design

#5 in Japan
#21 in Asia
#224 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
22,615
Male:Female
76:24
Founded
1897

For Art & Design

#6 in Japan
#31 in Asia
#281 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Enrollment
50,221
Founded
1882

For Art & Design

#7 in Japan
#42 in Asia
#355 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
10,357
Founded
1881

For Art & Design

#8 in Japan
#47 in Asia
#396 in the World
Acceptance Rate
41%
Enrollment
16,376
Founded
1939

For Art & Design

#9 in Japan
#49 in Asia
#410 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
9,126
Founded
2005

For Art & Design

#10 in Japan
#51 in Asia
#424 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Enrollment
15,959
Founded
1911

For Art & Design

#11 in Japan
#70 in Asia
#519 in the World
Acceptance Rate
69%
Founded
1991

For Art & Design

#12 in Japan
#81 in Asia
#581 in the World
Acceptance Rate
36%
Founded
1899

For Art & Design

#13 in Japan
#92 in Asia
#610 in the World
Acceptance Rate
41%
Enrollment
17,831
Founded
1907

For Art & Design

#14 in Japan
#97 in Asia
#633 in the World
Acceptance Rate
23%
Enrollment
5,329
Founded
1949

For Art & Design

#15 in Japan
#105 in Asia
#680 in the World
Acceptance Rate
36%
Enrollment
18,628
Founded
1918

For Art & Design

#16 in Japan
#106 in Asia
#685 in the World
Acceptance Rate
29%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1993

For Art & Design

#17 in Japan
#117 in Asia
#732 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Enrollment
15,226
Founded
1949

For Art & Design

#18 in Japan
#122 in Asia
#741 in the World
Acceptance Rate
36%
Founded
1949

For Art & Design

#19 in Japan
#125 in Asia
#750 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
13,983
Founded
1949

For Art & Design

#20 in Japan
#128 in Asia
#763 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
15,986
Founded
1902

For Art & Design

#21 in Japan
#156 in Asia
#885 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
5,776
Founded
1905

For Art & Design

#22 in Japan
#159 in Asia
#894 in the World
Founded
1907

For Art & Design

#23 in Japan
#163 in Asia
#900 in the World
Acceptance Rate
32%
Enrollment
2,114
Founded
1994

For Art & Design

#24 in Japan
#172 in Asia
#925 in the World
Enrollment
891
Male:Female
83:17
Founded
1990

For Art & Design

#25 in Japan
#175 in Asia
#938 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
5,876
Founded
1907

For Art & Design

#26 in Japan
#205 in Asia
#1019 in the World
Acceptance Rate
38%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1949

For Art & Design

#27 in Japan
#209 in Asia
#1040 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
2,075
Founded
1874

For Art & Design

#28 in Japan
#220 in Asia
#1090 in the World
Acceptance Rate
23%
Founded
1998

For Art & Design

#29 in Japan
#226 in Asia
#1114 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Founded
1976

For Art & Design

#30 in Japan
#229 in Asia
#1118 in the World
Acceptance Rate
40%
Enrollment
10,090
Founded
1949

For Art & Design

#31 in Japan
#235 in Asia
#1139 in the World
Acceptance Rate
23%
Founded
1880

For Art & Design

#32 in Japan
#238 in Asia
#1148 in the World
Acceptance Rate
76%
Enrollment
30,178
Male:Female
60:40
Founded
1922

For Art & Design

#33 in Japan
#244 in Asia
#1160 in the World
Acceptance Rate
31%
Enrollment
7,323
Male:Female
65:35
Founded
1949

For Art & Design

#34 in Japan
#252 in Asia
#1184 in the World
Enrollment
77,651
Male:Female
68:32
Founded
1889

For Art & Design

#35 in Japan
#255 in Asia
#1193 in the World
Acceptance Rate
38%
Enrollment
9,031
Male:Female
68:32
Founded
1949

For Art & Design

#36 in Japan
#271 in Asia
#1234 in the World
Acceptance Rate
31%
Founded
1949

For Art & Design

#37 in Japan
#288 in Asia
#1285 in the World
Acceptance Rate
47%
Enrollment
13,054
Founded
1922

For Art & Design

#38 in Japan
#289 in Asia
#1289 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1639

For Art & Design

#39 in Japan
#292 in Asia
#1302 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
6,539
Founded
1949

For Art & Design

#40 in Japan
#299 in Asia
#1320 in the World
Enrollment
4,460
Founded
1963

For Art & Design

#41 in Japan
#302 in Asia
#1328 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
15,500
Founded
1912

For Art & Design

#42 in Japan
#303 in Asia
#1331 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1949

For Art & Design

#43 in Japan
#304 in Asia
#1332 in the World
Enrollment
28,535
Founded
1946

For Art & Design

#44 in Japan
#308 in Asia
#1336 in the World
Acceptance Rate
41%
Enrollment
5,243
Male:Female
88:12
Founded
1975

For Art & Design

#45 in Japan
#315 in Asia
#1359 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2000

For Art & Design

#46 in Japan
#318 in Asia
#1372 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
28,642
Male:Female
62:38
Founded
1920

For Art & Design

#47 in Japan
#330 in Asia
#1407 in the World
Acceptance Rate
31%
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1928

For Art & Design

#48 in Japan
#343 in Asia
#1451 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1949

For Art & Design

#49 in Japan
#346 in Asia
#1461 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1881

For Art & Design

#50 in Japan
#348 in Asia
#1463 in the World
Acceptance Rate
34%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1949

For Art & Design

#51 in Japan
#368 in Asia
#1523 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
31,339
Founded
1881

For Art & Design

#52 in Japan
#381 in Asia
#1561 in the World
Acceptance Rate
24%
Enrollment
8,051
Founded
1949

For Art & Design

#53 in Japan
#383 in Asia
#1567 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Founded
1949

For Art & Design

#54 in Japan
#386 in Asia
#1581 in the World
Acceptance Rate
21%
Enrollment
13,280
Founded
1913

For Art & Design

#55 in Japan
#397 in Asia
#1606 in the World
Acceptance Rate
23%
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1949

For Art & Design

#56 in Japan
#400 in Asia
#1615 in the World
Acceptance Rate
31%
Founded
1986

For Art & Design

#57 in Japan
#405 in Asia
#1629 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1885

For Art & Design

#58 in Japan
#407 in Asia
#1632 in the World
Acceptance Rate
37%
Enrollment
8,249
Founded
1949

For Art & Design

#59 in Japan
#422 in Asia
#1664 in the World
Acceptance Rate
44%
Enrollment
7,629
Founded
1949

For Art & Design

#60 in Japan
#423 in Asia
#1665 in the World
Acceptance Rate
46%
Enrollment
10,111
Male:Female
64:36
Founded
1949

For Art & Design

#61 in Japan
#434 in Asia
#1691 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
5,367
Founded
1949

For Art & Design

#62 in Japan
#439 in Asia
#1701 in the World
Acceptance Rate
44%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1949

For Art & Design

#63 in Japan
#452 in Asia
#1726 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
5,781
Male:Female
62:38
Founded
1949

For Art & Design

#64 in Japan
#454 in Asia
#1744 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Founded
1949

For Art & Design

#65 in Japan
#458 in Asia
#1752 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
12,289
Founded
1922

For Art & Design

#66 in Japan
#475 in Asia
#1790 in the World
Enrollment
29,300
Male:Female
59:41
Founded
1887

For Art & Design

#67 in Japan
#491 in Asia
#1823 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1949

For Art & Design

#68 in Japan
#493 in Asia
#1829 in the World
Enrollment
9,853
Founded
1942

For Art & Design

#69 in Japan
#501 in Asia
#1850 in the World
Acceptance Rate
26%
Enrollment
2,074
Founded
1997

For Art & Design

#70 in Japan
#507 in Asia
#1860 in the World
Acceptance Rate
34%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1949

For Art & Design

#71 in Japan
#529 in Asia
#1909 in the World
Acceptance Rate
36%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1949

For Art & Design

#72 in Japan
#540 in Asia
#1937 in the World
Enrollment
3,835
Founded
1926

For Art & Design

#73 in Japan
#541 in Asia
#1940 in the World
Acceptance Rate
26%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1949

For Art & Design

#74 in Japan
#544 in Asia
#1946 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Founded
1988

For Art & Design

#75 in Japan
#551 in Asia
#1955 in the World
Acceptance Rate
19%
Enrollment
19,776
Founded
1874

For Art & Design

#76 in Japan
#565 in Asia
#1992 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
32,145
Founded
1949

For Art & Design

#77 in Japan
#575 in Asia
#2018 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1976

For Art & Design

#78 in Japan
#577 in Asia
#2020 in the World
Acceptance Rate
43%
Founded
1965

For Art & Design

#79 in Japan
#580 in Asia
#2025 in the World
Acceptance Rate
36%
Enrollment
6,195
Founded
1949

For Art & Design

#80 in Japan
#584 in Asia
#2037 in the World
Acceptance Rate
31%
Enrollment
4,366
Male:Female
26:74
Founded
1935

For Art & Design

#81 in Japan
#593 in Asia
#2062 in the World
Acceptance Rate
46%
Enrollment
9,150
Founded
1949

For Art & Design

#82 in Japan
#594 in Asia
#2063 in the World
Enrollment
5,403
Founded
1961

For Art & Design

#83 in Japan
#604 in Asia
#2090 in the World
Acceptance Rate
34%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1927

For Art & Design

#84 in Japan
#608 in Asia
#2099 in the World
Acceptance Rate
38%
Enrollment
18,693
Founded
1949

For Art & Design

#85 in Japan
#643 in Asia
#2180 in the World
Acceptance Rate
38%
Enrollment
8,455
Male:Female
63:37
Founded
1949

For Art & Design

#86 in Japan
#650 in Asia
#2195 in the World
Acceptance Rate
32%
Enrollment
1,862
Male:Female
47:53
Founded
1993

For Art & Design

#87 in Japan
#674 in Asia
#2246 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Enrollment
20,356
Founded
1934

For Art & Design

#88 in Japan
#676 in Asia
#2249 in the World
Acceptance Rate
40%
Enrollment
6,556
Male:Female
63:37
Founded
1949

For Art & Design

#89 in Japan
#687 in Asia
#2266 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
3,134
Male:Female
36:64
Founded
1953

For Art & Design

#90 in Japan
#700 in Asia
#2288 in the World
Acceptance Rate
43%
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1949

For Art & Design

#91 in Japan
#704 in Asia
#2302 in the World
Acceptance Rate
32%
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1975

For Art & Design

#92 in Japan
#709 in Asia
#2310 in the World
Enrollment
13,207
Male:Female
70:30
Founded
1965

For Art & Design

#93 in Japan
#728 in Asia
#2352 in the World
Acceptance Rate
71%
Founded
1960

For Art & Design

#94 in Japan
#729 in Asia
#2354 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Founded
1959

For Art & Design

#95 in Japan
#730 in Asia
#2356 in the World
Founded
1922

For Art & Design

#96 in Japan
#752 in Asia
#2390 in the World
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1925

For Art & Design

#97 in Japan
#764 in Asia
#2407 in the World
Acceptance Rate
36%
Enrollment
6,695
Founded
2004

For Art & Design

#98 in Japan
#782 in Asia
#2445 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
16,000
Founded
1592

For Art & Design

#99 in Japan
#790 in Asia
#2457 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Founded
1887

For Art & Design

#100 in Japan
#792 in Asia
#2459 in the World
Acceptance Rate
44%
Enrollment
10,661
Male:Female
62:38
Founded
1949

The best cities to study Art & Design in Japan based on the number of universities and their ranks are Tokyo, Suita, Tsukuba, and Kyoto.