Japan - KyotoJapan is situated in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. The area of Japan is 377,873 square kilometers. Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands. Uncover Japan’s traditional culture through temples, shrines and tea ceremonies or enrich your experience with a modern twist through present-day culture and technology.

Japan is one of the easiest places in the world to explore and encompasses mountains, volcanoes, rivers, lakes and ocean. This unexpected terrain makes many outdoor activities available including surfing, golfing, and snowboarding.

Climate: Temperate
Population: Japan's population is over 126 million
Main Language: Japanese
Currency: Yen
Student Visa Information: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan http://www.mofa.go.jp
Links to Japan National Tourism Organization http://www.jnto.go.jp/

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Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto

Ritsumeikan University, founded in 1900, is located in Northwestern Kyoto, a 1200 year old city rich in culture and art. Ritsumeikan University enjoys a rich and prominent history and is considered one of the most distinguished institutions of higher learning and research in Japan. The Study in Kyoto program is offered at the Kinugasa Campus which is surrounded by such auspicious temples as Kinkakuji, Ryoanji, Ninnaji, and Tojiin,a suitably tranquil setting for research and learning.

Ritsumeikan University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs to approximately 34,000 students in such fields as Humanities, International Relations, Law, Policy Science, Social Sciences, Economics, Business Administration and Science & Engineering.

The university also provides a stimulating academic environment for international education and research through its global network spread over forty countries and regions.

Japan - Ritsumeikan UniversitySemesters:
September to January 
April to July





Kyoto is a city in the central part of the island of Honshū, Japan. It has a population close to 1.5 million.