Outline of the event

The concept of the 13th installment is

Thoughts put into the concept…

The Kyoto Student Festival Executive Committee plays a central role in captivating all individual "you" through the "Kyoto" created by students, government, business, universities, and the community ALL Kyoto, rather than taking a broad view of the general framework of those who live and work in Kyoto, students who live and work in Kyoto, students from Japan and abroad, people who have lived in Kyoto, people who have lived in Kyoto, people who gather from Japan and abroad, people who have lived in Kyoto, people who have lived in Kyoto, people who used to live in Kyoto, people who have lived in Kyoto, tourists, etc. While valuing the history and connections built up by our predecessors, we will also approach new layers and fields, and convey the charm of Kyoto to all "you" by transmitting existing charms and new charms. In addition, by increasing the number of fans of the Kyoto Student Festival, we aim to further revitalize Kyoto. ▼ Despite the fact that the

two pillars that support the concept
, internationalization
Kyoto, has about 51,000 registered foreigners and about 7,000 international students studying at various universities, we have not been able to carry out activities that can attract many of them, so Japan students discover the charm of Kyoto together with foreigners throughout the year. While emphasizing two-way learning and understanding, we aim to create activities that make foreigners want to come back to Kyoto and want to learn.

・By promoting the internationalization of 200,000 people involved, we aim to attract new layers and further deepen the relationships we have built over the past 12 years, with the aim of bringing in more than 200,000 people
involved in the 13th Kyoto Student Festival Executive Committee.

The 13th Kyoto Student Festival




Sunday, October 11, 2015, 11:00-19:00


Heian Jingumae and Okazaki Park area (Sakyo-ku, Kyoto)


Kyoto Student Festival Executive Committee

Co sponsored by

Kyoto Student Festival Organizing Committee (Kyoto Prefecture / Kyoto City / Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry / Kyoto Association of Corporate Executives / University Consortium Kyoto)

Special cooperation

Heian Shrine

(120 companies in total)

Special Partner Sponsors: ROHM
Co., Ltd. KYO-SENSE Supporter Sponsors: List of GS Yuasa
Co., Ltd. Sponsors:ecalbt011_001

Implementation Planning



Festival Contents, Timetable, Venue MAP

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Number of visitors to the festival

Approximately 144,000 people  *Number of participants (according to the Executive Committee)


Year-round activities other than the festival

The Kyoto Student Festival aims to be a community-rooted festival loved by the community, and conducts daily exchange activities throughout the year with local residents.
Furthermore, in fiscal 2015, with "internationalization" as a major pillar, we disseminated the charms of Kyoto both domestically and internationally in order to "revitalize Kyoto," which is the philosophy of the Kyoto Student Festival.

1. Pre-event

Prior to the main festival on Sunday, October 11, various pre-events were held.

Outline of Implementation

Collaboration Event
Sunday, July 5, 2015,
AEON MALL KYOTO 7,949 visitors
Fushimi Seven Shopping Street Cooperative Events Saturday, August 22, 2015,
Fushimi-Momoyama / Chushojima Area 23,390 visitors

Guinness World Record ™ ★

Document movie is heremubi

2. Internationalization Projects

Purpose of the project

  • Students will discover the charms of Kyoto together with foreigners so that they can get to know Kyoto themselves.
  • Through planning and devising and annual activities, the executive committee members emphasize two-way learning and understanding with the aim of understanding other cultures and values while interacting with people from various countries, acquiring a broad perspective, and growing.
  • Through this activity, we aim to make foreigners like Kyoto and recognize Kyoto as a special place.

Implementation Overview and Results

Once a month, we held an international exchange event for international students.
【Exchange Results】212 people from 21 countries

season substance Number of international students
Hearing period February~June Approach international students: Approach, connect, and interact with international students 
[Feb] What’s SETSUBUN @YASAKA shrine Fourteen.
[Mar] Japanese traditional game @ANNEI elementary school 8
[Apr]cherry‐blossom viewing @arashiyama 21.
[June] Let’s make paper LANTERN@Mukaijima Gakusei Center 10
[July] Let’s make paper LANTERN Part2@Mukaijima Gakusei Center Thirteen.
[Aug] Curry party & Lighting show!@Mukaijima Gakusei Center 39
Planning and Devising Period May~June Exchange and collaboration with foreigners: ・Exchange

of opinions on what kind of projects international students and foreigners living in Tokyo are interested in, and implement plans based on hearings with stakeholders
Development period July~October Substantialization of international exchange: Demonstrating the relationships that have been established through past exchanges 
[July] Touch the WORLD! Touch the KYOTO! Nine.
[Aug] Collaboration event @Fushimi shopping street 7
[Oct] Kyoto Intercollege Festa 2015 @Heianjingu shrine&Okazaki-koen Park  48

Other <Other > PR cooperation students: 15 / Foreign visitors to the festival: 16

3. Project to achieve 200,000 people involved

 By promoting internationalization and holding various pre-events, we aimed to attract new layers and further deepen the relationships we have built over the past 12 years, with the aim of bringing the total number of people involved in the 13th Kyoto Student Festival Executive Committee to more than 200,000.
【Number of people involved】Total 283,205

4. Tohoku Project

Purpose of the project

  • Kyoto students will go directly to Tohoku to deliver the power and energy of students to the local people.
  • By directly experiencing the effects of the Great East Japan Earthquake and people's feelings, we will lead to the personal growth of students in Kyoto.
  • By disseminating what we felt and learned in Tohoku in Kyoto, we will prevent the disaster from being forgotten.


Outline of Implementation

Pre-study session Sunday, April 19, 2015@元安寧小学校 Number of students: 88
Visit to Tohoku May 3 (Sat) – 5 (Mon), 2015 @福島県, Miyagi Student participants: 90 locals
: 1,414
Post-report session Sunday, May 31, 2015@キャンパスプラザ京都 Number of participants: 61

▼Preparatory study session and visit to Tohoku


▼Post-report session
tohoku bana

5. Main Visual Competition

In fiscal 2015, we tried to call for main visuals for the first time, and received many applications from students from all over Japan.


6. Promotion activities of "Kyo Flame Sodefure!"

Throughout the year, we held performances and visiting classes at various educational institutions, welfare facilities, and community events, so that more people from all over Kyoto and all over the country could enjoy "Kyo Flame Sodefure!"

Odori performance (including festival appearance) 149 times
Visiting Classroom 131 times
sum 280 times

< Period> October 13, 2014 ~ October 11, 2015

Odori PR Project

Kyo Flame Sodefure! In order to let more people know about this festival, we held a publicity project just before the festival, and a total of 16,700 people saw it.

Sunday, September 20, 2015 Fushimi Inari-Taisha Shrine
Saturday, September 26, 2015 Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Sunday, September 27, 2015 Kyoto Botanical Garden (Meigetsu Appreciation Evening)


7. Community Exchange Activities

  • Night patrol to protect local safety (twice a month) Okazaki / Annei area of Kyoto
  • Cleanup activities aimed at beautifying the area (about once a month) Kyoto Okazaki, Annei, Umeya, Sanjo area
  • Uchisui activities to tackle local environmental problems (summer) Okazaki, Annei, Umeya, Sanjo, Fushimi areas of Kyoto
  • Participation in local festivals (summer) Kyoto Okazaki, Annei, Umeya, Sanjo area

Student Support

Student Growth Program

The University Consortium Kyoto supports students' daily activities based on the principle of "proactively creating," and hopes that "exchanges" and "experiences" with a wide variety of people they come into contact with through independent activities will lead to new "awareness" and "learning" that will lead to their growth.
Specifically, we have adopted the PDCA cycle method, which emphasizes student activities as a single project, working as a team toward a single goal, and producing results as a team. With the goal of smooth execution of activities, improvement of projects, and continuous development of projects, we are working to create a system that promotes student growth by promoting the following support methods.

PDCA Cycle at Kyoto Student Festival

    • Planning period (around November ~ May): Information gathering, awareness, planning
    • Trial period (around May~September): Pre-planning (medium-sized project imitating the main festival)
    • Verification period (around June~August): Mid-term review meeting
    • Implementation period (October): Implementation of this project
    • Dissemination of results (around October ~ November): Holding post-review meetings and report meetings

・Verification period "Interim review meeting"

Would you like to Saturday, June 27, 2015, 17:00-20:00
Place Campus Plaza Kyoto
Instructor Masami Mori (Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Kyoto Bunkyo University)
Contents With the main festival in October approaching, we created an opportunity to check the progress of the team and the whole group, to reflect once again to see if we have lost sight of our goals and direction, and to reaffirm the necessity of team collaboration through sharing within departments and group presentations.

・Dissemination of results "Post-event review meeting"

Would you like to Saturday, October 17, 2015, 18:20-21:30
Place Campus Plaza Kyoto
Instructor Masami Mori (Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Kyoto Bunkyo University)
Contents After the festival, each executive committee member was given an opportunity to verbalize and reflect on what the activities and initiatives at the Kyoto Student Festival meant, what they learned from it, and how to apply them to the next stage through group work and other means, and to gain confidence in their own activities.

・Achievement dissemination "Achievement report meeting"

Would you like to Saturday, October 31, 2015, 14:00-15:00
Place Campus Plaza Kyoto
Contents We reported on the results of annual activities and students' growth in the following four themes.
(1) Overall overview report (2) Internationalization project (3) Project
to achieve 200,000 people involved (4) Feeling
of growth through external involvement * Reporting points: concept, goals, overview, achievements, and learnings


Survey of students' growth impressions for executive committee members

Since fiscal 2015, we have measured the growth effect (educational effect) of the executive committee members in the management activities of the Kyoto Student Festival.
We used external assessments and conducted interviews before and after the festival activities to understand changes in correlation with various activities, student characteristics, generic skills, project management skills, etc. by department, position, activity, etc. In addition, after the festival, after having the students reflect on their own activities, we conducted interviews and analyses of characteristic students to objectively, qualitatively, and quantitatively analyze their sense of growth and acquired skills, thereby clarifying how these activities contribute to the growth of students.

■Click here for details on the contents and methods of the survey⇒⇒⇒ ecalbt011_001

■Survey results *Scheduled to be released around April 2016

Implementation Report

The Kyoto Student Festival, now in its 13th year, aims to further revitalize Kyoto by inheriting the existing charm and disseminating new charm based on the concept of "Kyoto attracts you" and with the two pillars of "internationalization" and "200,000 people involved."
At the monthly international exchange event aimed at the internationalization of the Kyoto Student Festival, many international students participated each time to promote cross-cultural exchange. In addition, the festival features food and beverage booths with the theme of internationalization and a fashion show inviting international student models. It was a project that showed the uniqueness of this year everywhere.
At the first collaborative event with the Fushimi community this year, he set a Guinness World Record ™ for "Kyo Flame Sodefure!" As it was widely covered by the media, "Kyo Flame Sodefure!" spread to new customers, and the festival gained momentum.
In addition, the Tohoku Project, which was launched in fiscal 2013 as part of charity activities, is also being implemented. In addition to energetically working to increase the number of fans during the Japan beyond the boundaries of Kyoto, we held a post-event debriefing session in Kyoto with the aim of "preventing the disaster from fading away" and developed a program with an awareness of disaster prevention in the local community.
At this festival, which is the culmination of one year, the main stage that had been installed in the precincts of Heian Jingu was moved to Jingu Road due to the redevelopment work in Okazaki Park this year. The main stage, with the Ōtenmon gate in the background on the newly reborn Jingu Road, was very popular with visitors, and the audience was fascinated by various performances by students. A powerful stage overlooking the entire venue was used to create a sense of unity for the festival throughout the venue. After all these activities, the number of people involved in the year was 283,205, far exceeding the target.

The Kyoto Student Festival is active under the three principles of (1) disseminating the charms of Kyoto, (2) revitalizing the region, and (3) motivating learning. It is not easy for students to achieve this year's goals while meeting the expectations of stakeholders on a daily basis, and they are moving forward while encountering all kinds of obstacles. As a supporter of this activity, I believe that the process of worrying, thinking, and overcoming by oneself in relation to the surroundings is an experience and learning unique to the Kyoto Student Festival, which other student organizations do not have, and is a "value." In addition to the aforementioned achievements, their attitude of presenting their achievements in a dignified manner at the final achievement report meeting is the result of embodying the fact that these experiences have definitely gained confidence in themselves, and I feel that this is the meaning of supporting the Kyoto Student Festival from an educational standpoint.
We would like to express our gratitude to everyone who came to the festival and to all those who supported us in various ways to hold this festival.

Achievements, etc.

Number of visitors

Event Would you like to Number
The 13th Kyoto Student Festival Pre-Event
"Touch the WORLD!
Sunday, July 5, 2015 7,949
The 13th Kyoto Student Festival Pre-Event
"Challenge to the World in Fushimi" 
Saturday, August 22, 2015 23,390
The 13th Kyoto Student Festival
Sunday, October 11, 2015 144,000

Number of participating students

action committee 219 / 24 universities (including 1 non-member university)
Short-term volunteer staff 305 (including 16 international students) / 44 universities, 3 junior colleges, 5 vocational schools, and international students (including 23 non-member universities, 2 junior colleges, 5 vocational schools, 43 in total)
Student MC 11 / Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo
Odorite 1,020 students / 23 universities and 2 junior colleges (including 1 non-member university)
sum 1,555

Contact information

Consortium of Universities Kyoto Kyoto Student Festival
TEL 075-353-9189 FAX 075-353-9101
〒600-8216 Campus Plaza Kyoto, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
, Shiokoji-dori ※Reception hours: Tuesday ~ Saturday 9:00~17:00 (excluding year-end and New Year holidays)

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