Traditional Kyoto, Modern Kyoto, Academic Kyoto
Traditional Kyoto draws tourists from all over the globe to its temples and gardens that include 17 UNESCO World
Heritage sites and offers a variety of natural and spiritual pursuits.
Modern Kyoto has everything that the resident or visitor could desire; a wide-range of shopping districts, a safe and fun nightlife, and access to Japan’s international hub cities of Osaka and Kobe.
”To Study in Kyoto is to study in a place where you can see and touch history, not just read about it.”
Do Yeon Shin, South Korea
Academic Kyoto provides a single campus; ILA students can take courses offered at a consortium of 51 universities
throughout the region. Our students are also encouraged to participate in the international conferences hosted by
Doshisha University and the ILA on a broad range of topics.
The Kansai region of Japan, of which Kyoto is a part, offers a multicultural environment with China-towns, Korea-towns, vibrant Vietnamese communities and a huge range of cultural and entertainment events. Many Kansai industries, organizations and universities compete on a global level and offer students rich case-study material across all areas of study.
Kyoto is the city of choice for innovators, artists, academics, and all those wishing to surround themselves with a balance of the past, present and future.