Study in Kyoto
When talking about Japan, the first city that comes to many people’s minds is probably Kyoto, rather than Tokyo, the metropolitan capital city. Why is that? Kyoto is the irreplaceable icon representing the core culture and tradition of Japan and Japanese.
Being the capital city of Japan for over 1000 years in history, Kyoto is today intact in preserving both the physical assets of historical sites like the cityscape of big temples and traditional old streets, and the intangible cultural heritage of art, tradition, and the set of Japanese values.
Today’s Kyoto is so much more than its historical glory. Under the traditional surface, it is a dynamic city, with vibrant urban culture, powered by high technology, home to both the locals and internationals, where modernity and antiquity meet and merge. Kyoto is authentic, unique, and sophisticated.
Why study in Kyoto?
There are many reasons why Kyoto is one of the most popular destinations that attracts many international students, apart from its historical and traditional influence. First and foremost, it is a student friendly city! University students comprise about 10% of Kyoto's population. On top of that each year, about 10.000 international students visit and study in Kyoto.
The city is very convenient for student life, without overwhelming traffic, easy to walk around, with good public transportation and shorter distances than in the bigger cities. There are shops and restaurants at every corner and compared to mega cities like Tokyo and Osaka, living expenses, particularly rents are more affordable.
Thousands of sights
Being the must-visit place in Japan, Kyoto’s tourism industry is flourishing. There is an abundance of popular sites to visit for a student in Kyoto and as a bonus, all the tourist sights also opens opportunities for part-time jobs for students.
Experience walking through the historical streets, where temples and shrines are spotted, wandering along the riverbank of Kamogawa, running into an elegant geisha and passing by calm and friendly old Japanese people in kimono, time freezes and history flashes back. One can taste and feel the real spirit of Japan in Kyoto.
The home of Nintendo and Manga
Kyoto is not only about tradition and history, it is also the city where Manga, the iconic modern Japanese cartoon culture was born. Kyoto’s International Manga Museum has about 300 000 volumes covering a 200 meters Wall of Manga.
Kyoto is also the home of Nintendo, the empire of the gaming industry.
Many universities and language schools in Kyoto
Kyoto hosts many universities, vocational colleges, and Japanese language schools, offering a rich selection for international students to choose from. 15 Japanese Nobel laureates are from Kyoto or Kyoto related. The city is focusing on sustainable and green technology and has a leading position in the industry of solar cells and medical devices. Kyoto is not about yesterday, today, but more about tomorrow and the future.
We cannot think of any city in Japan that is a better choice for an international student to learn Japanese in than Kyoto.
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