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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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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