Kyoto Women’s University is nestled amidst the hills on the east side of Kyoto City and is surrounded by exquisite forest and historic shrines. Located at the foot of Mt. Amidagamine, the campus provides a sweeping view of Kyoto.
The area’s beauty is said to have been praised by Sei Shonagon, a renowned Japanese author and court lady who lived about 1,000 years ago.
Just a short walk or bicycle ride from the university are numerous places of important historical and cultural interest, including Kiyomizu Temple, Myohoin Temple, Chisakuin Temple, Sanjusangendo Temple, Yasaka Shrine, and the Kyoto National Museum.
In addition to its natural and historic setting, Kyoto Women’s University is close to the city center, thus offering students an ideal location to balance their studies with the enjoyment of Kyoto’s urban offerings.

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