Embrace the Culture of Japan in the heart of ancient Edo, follow the path of the Samurais and the Shogunate, and visit the oldest Shrines and Temples


Kyoto remains one of the best-preserved cities in Japan, making it a great destination if your goal is to touch the history of Japan.

Though it is no longer the capital of Japan, it remains its heart, Buddhist temples, Shinto Shrines, castles and gardens.

It is well connected to Osaka and Kobe.

The Japanese Language School is just 10 minutes away by foot from Kawaramachi station, one of the busiest places in Kyoto and a 20-minute walk from the world-famous Gion District.

Why Kyoto is the best city to live and study Japanese in Japan

  • Ancient Capital of Japan.
  • Beautiful scenery.
  • Geishas can be seen almost every day in the centre.
  • Gion district.
  • History is almost literally on every street.
  • Impressive wide traditional Japanese-style parks.
  • Kawaramachi shopping street.
  • Less than an hour away from Osaka.
  • One of the safest cities in the world.
  • The best train system in the world.
  • The gates of Fushimi Inari.
  • Traditional and modern architecture and culture.

Most popular sights, tourist attractions and things to do and see in Kyoto

  • Arashiyama Bamboo Forest.
  • Cherry Blossoms on Kamogawa river (March – April).
  • Daimonji – light up (16th August only).
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine.
  • Ginkakuji.
  • Gion District.
  • Imperial Garden.
  • Kawaramachi Street Shopping.
  • Kinkakuji Temple.
  • Kyomizudera.
  • Kyoto Station.
  • Kyoto Tower.
  • Kyoto Zoo.
  • Manga museum.
  • Minamiza – Kabuki theatre.
  • Nijo-jo.
  • Ninja VR.
  • Sanjusangendo.
  • Teramachi Shotengai.
  • Toei Uzumasa Eigamura.

Most important events and festivals in Kyoto

  • Aoi Matsuri.
  • Daimonji.
  • Gion Festival.
  • Gion Odori.
  • Jidai Matsuri.
  • Kitano Odori Geisha dance.
  • Toka Ebisu.
  • Yabusame Shinji.


Population (hab)1,475,000
Altitude (m.a.s.l.)47

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Genki Japanese and Culture School Kyoto

Genki Japanese and Culture School Kyoto

The Japanese School GenkiJACS Kyoto is located a few minutes from the historic Gion district and next to the famous Kamo River