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4.5/5.0 (2 reviews)
Kyoto JaLS, Kyoto

Kyoto JaLS is looking within a short walking distance from the Shijo subway and Karasuma train stations in the middle of Kyoto City. The school's location makes for easy access to popular tourist... More

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ISI Language School, Kyoto

The school is conveniently located 8 minutes away from Kyoto Station and 7 minutes away by foot from Enmachi station on the JR Sagano line. You can enjoy authentic traditional culture through many... More

Quality of teaching:4.0/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:4.0/5.0
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Kyoto: Kyoto was the country’s capital for 1000 years prior to the Meiji Era and it is rich in historical monuments. There are approximately 2000 shrines and temples in Kyoto, some of which are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities) and considered Japan’s National Treasures. Often voted the most beautiful city in Japan, it is significantly smaller than other important cities.

Key Facts about Kyoto

Population: 1,460,000

Time zone: +19h. (GMT +9)

Region: Kyōto,

Currency: JPY (1 JPY = 0.0088 USD)

Name of city in Japanese: 京都

Kyoto quality of life rating:

5.0/5.0 (2 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

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Cost of Living:

  • Big Mac price (Japan average):369.82 ¥ (36% cheaper than in USA)

    Mains electricity:

    • Plug Type A
    • Plug Type B
    • Residential voltage: 100 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz / 50 Hz

    Events in KyotoBest time to take a language course in Kyoto



    Jan. 2019During these first days of the new year, Kyoto inhabitants and their families go to temples and sanctuaries to pray for prosperity in the coming year. This is one of the most important events of the year.



    Feb. 2019Setsubun marks the beginning of spring. To celebrate the event, Kyoto inhabitants throw roasted soybeans out the window. This gesture is a symbol of good luck for positive things to come.


    Higashiyama Hanatoro
    Higashiyama Hanatoro

    Mar. 2019The Higashiyama Hanatoro is one of the most enchanting events in Kyoto and consists of lanterns being placed along the extensive footpath leading up to Higashiyama mountain.

    Kitano Odori
    Kitano Odori

    Mar. 2019 - Apr. 2019For this event each district of the city of Kyoto stages performances where geishas, the most noble female entertainer according to Japanese culture, perform traditional dances. An event that's not to be missed.


    Gion Festival
    Gion Festival

    Jul. 2019Celebrating traditional Japanese culture, the Gion festival features numerous events such as parades of traditional floats, ukai fishing, and religious processions. Everyone is invited to put on a kimono and travel back in time for a little while.

    Gion Matsuri Yamaboko Junko
    Gion Matsuri Yamaboko Junko

    Jul. 2019On the 17th and 24th of July, processions of traditional floats make their way through the streets of Kyoto. During the festival, both locals and visitors wear colourful yukatas and you can sample many local foods in the streets.


    Jidai Matsuri
    Jidai Matsuri

    Oct. 2019A traditional parade starting at the Imperial Palace celebrating the history of Kyoto. Participants wear costumes representing historical figures.

    Kurama Fire Festival
    Kurama Fire Festival

    Oct. 2019This exciting festival takes place on the outskirts of Kyoto, in the village of Kurama. Almost everyone in the town participates in the procession, with torches proportional to their size. The final section of the parade involves men with giant, red-hot torches marching through the narrow streets.


    Arashiyama Hanatoro
    Arashiyama Hanatoro

    Dec. 2019This event is held in Arashiyama, a district of Kyoto famous for its shrines and temples and home to the Arashiyama Bamboo Groove. Thousands of lanterns are lit to illuminate the area, transforming it into a enchanting, sparkling place.

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