Overview of the business

 The Kyoto Student Festival is a major student-led event that began in 2003 with the aim of enlivening Kyoto with the power of students, and this year marks the 17th time. This festival is planned and operated mainly by the Kyoto Student Festival Executive Committee, which is organized by Kyoto students, and is unique in Japan because it is backed up by Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City, economic organizations, universities, and local communities under an "All Kyoto" system.
In addition to planning and managing the Kyoto Student Festival held in October, the Executive Committee also actively conducts exchange activities throughout the year, such as petting activities using the original creative odori "Kyo Flame Sodefure!" born from the Kyoto Student Festival and participating in local events.
This year, the 17th edition of the festival, will be held under the theme of "From Kyoto to a new era together," and we will work hard every day to build up a new year.

About the theme

 Aiming for a festival where everyone involved in the Kyoto Student Festival can feel the great potential of the "future of Kyoto" and feel hope for the new era that is about to begin, we will create new value together with companies, governments, universities, and the local community, and work on projects that expand the possibilities of the "city" of Kyoto, creating new value that can only be found in Kyoto and "trigger" that will lead to the future of Kyoto. We hope that the Kyoto Student Festival will become a presence that is needed even more in the city of Kyoto.

The 17th Kyoto Student Festival

Schedule Sunday, October 13, 2019 11:00-19:00 (Illumination only, 19:30
Venue Heian Jingu-mae Okazaki Promenade Area (Sakyo-ku, Kyoto)
Organizer Kyoto Student Festival Executive Committee
Co-host 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

Purpose of the project

 At the 17th Kyoto Student Festival Main Festival, we have been working to create a festival that involves more people so that students can convey their potential and energy to visitors, and not only make visitors smile naturally with the strength of the students, but also involve industry, academia, the public, the community, and all of Kyoto, and enliven the whole of Kyoto.
As an outline of the project, based on "a project where students' dreams begin" and "a project in which not only people from Kyoto but also tourists, international students, people with disabilities, and various other people can participate", we will incorporate projects that will allow more people than ever to visit the venue of this festival, and we will carry out projects that will allow you to feel the charm of each content and the festival, and feel the passionate energy of students.
We aim to make the Kyoto Student Festival more rooted in the community, loved and appealing to students, and more pervasive among students.

The 17th Kyoto Student Festival Annual Activities

The Kyoto Student Festival aims to be a "festival" rooted in the community that is loved not only by the main festival but also by the community, and has been conducting daily activities throughout the year together with the local community.

1. The 17th Kyoto Student Festival Pre-Event

Purpose of the project

 In addition to enlivening Kyoto with the power of students and letting more people know the unique charm of Kyoto, a "city of students," we held an opportunity and event to liven up the whole of Kyoto for the main festival in October.

Implementation Achievements

■Kyoto Student Festival Pre-Event

■Kyoto Student Festival Pre-Event "#ファインダー越しの私の宮津"
On June 22 & 23, 2019 (2 days 1 night)
Place </th style="text-align: center;"> Kyoto Prefectural Marine Center for Youth "Marienpia"
■Kyoto Student Festival Pre-Event "Tanabatafes"
On Saturday, July 6, 2019
Place Furukawacho Shopping Street and its surroundings
■Kyoto Student Festival Pre-Event "~Everyone is excited! Family Festa~"
On Sunday, September 8, 2019

2. International Exchange Projects

Purpose of the project

 The internationalization of the Kyoto Student Festival, which has been held since the 13th, was also implemented in the 17th meeting. We aim to create projects that international students can enjoy more and make them want to come back to Kyoto again.


International Exchange Activity Schedule (2019)

May 11
International Student Event Welcome to Kyoto Student Festival
June 22 & 23
Pre-event "#ファインダー越しの私の宮津"
July 6
Pre-event "Tanabatafes"
Booth management at local summer festivals
September 8
Pre-Event "Everyone is Excited! Family Festa"
September 10th
Uchisui Planning @ Nijo Castle
October 13
The 17th Kyoto Student Festival

3. Community Exchange Activities

Purpose of the project

The executive committee interacts with the Okazaki area, the venue of the Kyoto Student Festival, and local people who have been connected through past activities, expressing their gratitude on a daily basis and building a cooperative relationship for the festival.

  • Night patrol to protect local safety (twice a month) Okazaki / Annei area of Kyoto
  • Participation in local festivals (summer) Kyoto Okazaki, Annei, Umeya, Sanjo, Shichiku area

4. Other year-round activities

・ Dissemination activities of the original creative odori "Kyo Flame Sodefure!" (Nursery schools, kindergartens, elementary schools, junior high schools, high schools, etc. in and out of Kyoto, visiting classrooms, etc.)
・Public relations activities and PR activities
for the purpose of introducing activities and announcing this festival (in Kyoto City)

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Contact information

University Consortium Kyoto Student Support Division
TEL 075-353-9189 FAX 075-353-9101
〒600-8216 Campus Plaza Kyoto
, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto *Reception hours: Tuesday ~ Saturday 9:00~17:00 (excluding year-end and New Year holidays)

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