Nara 奈良市

Nara is located less than one hour from Kyoto and Osaka. Due to its past as the first permanent capital, it remains full of historic treasures, including some of Japan’s oldest and largest temples. After the capital was relocated to Heijo-kyo (now Nara City) in 710, many temples and shrines were built there under the…

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About Ryukoku University (Orientation week)

Ryukoku University (龍谷大学) is a private university in Kyoto. The University was founded as a school for Buddhist monks of the Nishi Hongan-ji denomination in 1639, and became a secularized university in 1876. It has three campuses: Fukakusa and Omiya in Kyoto; and Seta in Shiga prefecture. Ryukoku University’s global campus, with approximately 500 international…

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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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