Japanese Courses in Kyoto
This traditional city is the perfect place to take an intensive
Japanese language course. International and small study
groups and modern Japanese teaching methods support successful
foreign language learning. And while etiquette is strong in
Japan, a helpful and friendly population is open to communication
and tolerant towards blunders
Learn Japanese directly where
it is spoken and tackle Japanese writing in an intensive Japanese
course in Kyoto.
Kyoto city guide
Kyoto is one of the few Japanese cities with extensive cultural
heritage: More than 1.600 ancient temples and 400 Shinto
shrines tell tales of Japan's past. Palaces and landscaped parks
contribute to the overall beauty of the city. Kyoto Imperial
Palace was built in 794 AD and holds countless treasures. It
is still used for inauguration ceremonies.
Nijo castle uses mostly Japanese cypress as building material
and bewitches with understated beauty.
Kinkankuji, the temple of the Golden pavilion, features one
of those magnificent and typical pagodas and temple buildings. Nanzen-ji
is pleasantly set in an extensive park landscape. Ryoanji
Temple is home to what is probably the most famous Zen rock
garden in all of Japan--laid out at the end of the 15th century
during the Muromachi Period. Fifteen rocks set in waves of raked
white pebbles: from any given angle you can only see 14 of them.
The 15th can only be seen via Zen meditation and enlightenment.
Kyoto is a hot spot for many traditional Japanese arts like calligraphy
or ikebana (flower arrangement). In several temples zazen,
public meditation is offered. After meditation a hot bath (sento)
in one of the public bathing houses is probably a good idea!
Study at Kyoto University
Kyoto University was the second university to be established in
Japan. It is a confederation of 14 colleges with diverse academic
programs ranging from engineering and sciences to language studies.