Kristina Fedoretc

Modern Kyoto

Now Kyoto is a bustling modern city with a huge number of modern buildings. But at the same time it retained its historical and cultural value. Kyoto is dedicated to preserving Japan’s oldest traditions, yet it is also a dynamic, contemporary city. For me, one of the symbols of modern Kyoto is the Kyoto Tower…

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Price level

こんにちは!!! Today I want to discuss about prices in Japan. Before I came to Japan, I heard that food and transport prices in Japan are very high. On some products, prices are indeed higher, but mostly they are the same as in Finland or even less. 1 JPY is 0,0076 EUR. Let’s start! At first,…

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Living conditions and accommodation

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…

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About old Kyoto

My hostuniversity named Ryukoku is located in Kyoto, which is the capital of japanese traditional culture. Kyoto is home to roughly one quarter of Japan’s national treasures, countless shrines and temples, and seventeen sites recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. Also, some of Japan’s oldest traditions, such as the tea ceremony, flower arranging, and…

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About Japanese language

Good evening! About two weeks before the start of my study in Japan, I received a letter in which students were asked to start learning Japanese writing system before arriving to Japan. So, Modern Japanese is written in a mixture of three basic scripts: Kanji — which are Chinese symbols , Hiragana and Katakana — two phonetic alphabets (syllables). I…

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Practical arrangements

Hi everyone!! Today, in my first post as a blogger, I want to tell you a little about practical arrangements regarding the trip to Japan. After I received a message on the approval of the exchange, I began to look for information about what courses the university offers for exchange students. Unfortunately, it is not…

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