Kyoto flourished as the capital city of Japan from 794 to 1868 A.D., from the beginning of the Heian aristocracy to the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate or Edo period. To this day, it remains a vibrant artistic capital – a treasure trove of cultural assets and traditions kept alive through its people.
Built upon its foundation of skilled artisans and craftsmen – learned in the aesthetics developed over a millennium – modern day Kyoto has also witnessed the birth of frontier technologies and subsequent global-scale successes of such names as Shimadzu, Kyocera and Nintendo. This is a city where the best of both the old and new can be found.
Individuals studying and working in Kyoto enjoy the opportunity to discover this city just steps away from their academic interests.