Almost all exchange students live in the International house of Ryukoku University.It is very close to the university (300 meters). Also, near is Keihan Line Fukakusa station, Subway Karasuma Line Kuinabashi station and JR Inari station. The location of the dormitory is very convenient. Also nearby there are several round-the-clock grocery stores and attractions, for example Fushimi Inari Taisha http://blogit.jamk.fi/japanexperience/2018/03/31/about-old-kyoto/.
In the dormitory there are shared shower rooms/bathrooms, toilet, kitchens (fridges, IH cooker), coin-operated laundry equipment. In the room student has desk, chair, bed, bookshelf, reading light, air conditioner/heater, curtains. Unfortunately, the internet is available only in the lobby. Also, in all rooms cleaning service and laundry are available (included in the room price).
Each student has own mail box in the 1st floor. It is curious that students should take off their shoes at the entrance to the dormitory and put it in an individual locker. An interesting Japanese tradition is seen here.
Rent: ¥20,000 yen
Month + electricity and water charges ¥10,000/month(fixed rate)
¥50,000 yen (upon entry only)
You can pay only by cash in the Family mall market.
I lived in a room with a neighbor, so the price was lower than in the rooms for one http://intl.ryukoku.ac.jp/dormitory/html_e/kokusai_h.html
The dormitory provides bed linen, a blanket and a pillow, as well as a futon. All the rest, including dishes and towels, you need to bring yourself.Since I don’t cook, I only bought a kettle, cups and cutlery. Restaurants and cafes in Japan are not expensive.
The dormitory is clean and bright, the students are friendly and ready to help.The rooms are quite spacious, so the two are comfortable. Although I don’t like to live with someone.But also this is an interesting experience and an opportunity to plunge into the intercultural environment.