Exploring Japanese culture through study trip to Kyoto
25 Jan 2016
A study trip for international students has been held every year since 1995. The purpose of this study trip was to experience Japanese culture by visiting Japanese educational facilities and world cultural heritage sites.
This year, 36 international students attended this trip to Kyoto on 21 - 22 December 2015. They enjoyed visiting Kiyomizu-dera and Kinkaku-ji, and cultural experiences such as making Yatsuhashi and Yuzenzome, as well as learning about Japanese disaster-prevention technology at the Kyoto City Disaster Prevention Center. Kyoto is internationally famous as a Japanese city which still preserves historic landscapes. The international students were deeply impressed by such uniquely Japanese cultural aspects as "Omotenashi" and the traditional dishes served in the Japanese style hotel, or "Ryokan."
After this trip, one international student summed up their impression as follows: "This trip was a good chance to experience Japanese culture. Thanks to this, I realized that I would like to see more Japanese cities."