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Housing and Living Costs

Doshisha University guarantees housing to all international students in their first year. We also provide relevant information on off-campus housing and introduce housing agencies both inside and outside the university.

Reasonably priced accommodation is easy to find in Kyoto, from individual studios to private rooms with shared kitchen and bathrooms. The monthly rental for this type of accommodation ranges from 25,000 – 60,000 yen.
For more details, please visit: Office of International Students

There are cheap grocery stores for food shopping, and you’ll be surprised what you can find in the ever popular 100 yen shops, especially when it comes to everyday items.

The average monthly living cost in Kyoto is around 120,000 yen including rent (100,000 yen should be thought of as a bare minimum).

Students can work for up to 28 hours a week on a college visa with permission.
(Unit: Yen)
Estimated living cost for one month in Kyoto
Housing (including utilities)55,000
Food25,000
Transportation3,000
School Supplies4,000
Miscellaneous33,000
Total120,000

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