Kyoto is a city located in the central part of the island of Honshu, Japan. It has a population close to 1.5 million. Formerly the imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years, it is now the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture located in the Kansai region, as well as a major part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area. Kyoto is also known as the City of Ten Thousand Shrines.

Kyoto University

Kyoto University is a national university located in Kyoto, Japan. It is the second oldest Japanese university, one of the highest ranked universities in Asia and one of Japan’s National Seven Universities. One of Asia’s leading research-oriented institutions, Kyoto University is famed for producing world-class researchers, including ten Nobel Prize laureates, two Fields medalists, and one Gauss Prize. The motto of Kyoto University is “freedom of academic culture 自由の学風.”

Graduate School of Management,

Kyoto University

The Graduate School of Management was founded in 2006. It offers courses and workshops in business and management which are both highly practical and intellectually challenging. The curricula cover the latest international knowledge on various topics relating to business and management. The school also offers an International Project Management course in which all the classes are conducted in English.

Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera

Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera 音羽山清水寺 is an independent Buddhist temple in eastern Kyoto. The temple is part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto and UNESCO World Heritage site. The temple was founded in 778 and its present buildings were constructed in 1633. Kiyomizu means clear water or pure water.


Kinkaku-ji 金閣寺 (officially named Rokuon-ji 鹿苑寺) is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. The garden complex is an excellent example of Muromachi period garden design. It is designated as a National Special Historic Site and a National Special Landscape and it is one of 17 locations comprising the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto World Heritage Site. It is also one of the most popular buildings in Japan, attracting a large number of visitors annually.

Fushimi Inari-taisha

Fushimi Inari-taisha伏見稲荷大社 is the head shrine of Inari, located in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan. The shrine sits at the base of a mountain also named Inari which is 233 meters above sea level and includes trails up the mountain to many smaller shrines which span 4 kilometers and takes approximately 2 hours to walk up.

Nijō Castle

Nijō Castle二条城 was originally built in 1603 to be the official Kyoto residence of the first Tokugawa Shogun Ieyasu, and it was completed in 1626 by the third Shogun Iemitsu, who transferred some structures from Fushimi Castle, built in the Momoyama Period (1573-1614). In its day, it served as a symbol of the power and authority of the Tokugawa shogunate.


Arashiyama 嵐山 is a district on the western outskirts of Kyoto, Japan. It also refers to the mountain across the Ōi River, which forms a backdrop to the district. Arashiyama is a nationally-designated Historic Site and Place of Scenic Beauty.