NAIST's campus is located in a pleasant rural area within historic Nara Prefecture, with the nearest station only 40 minutes by train from the major cities of Osaka and Kyoto. In addition to academic facilities, it is well-equipped to serve all aspects of student life, with a comprehensive library, cafeteria, Health Care Center, University Union, and guesthouse. International students have priority in the allocation of on-campus dormitory accommodations, which offers 24-hour access to NAIST's online library and academic resources via LAN connection.