Overview of the business

 The Kyoto Student Festival has been held every October since 2003 in the Heian Jingu and Okazaki Promenade areas, and is a major event that attracts more than 100,000 visitors. It is a student-produced festival that can be done by university students studying in Kyoto, a student town where students account for 10% of the population.

The 18th Kyoto Student Festival (held on October 11, 2020) was held online for the first time in history, and the total number of YouTube views was more than 27,000, and the special site had more than 39,000 PV, and the festival ended with great success without a single person infected with the new coronavirus.

On November 25, 2020, the 19th Kyoto Student Festival Executive Committee was newly established, and the theme of the 19th Kyoto Student Festival was also decided. I would like to pursue the form of festivals that can only be made possible because Kyoto is a city of students, and enliven Kyoto.

The 19th Kyoto Student Festival Theme

Furetemihin? Kyoto Culture

About the theme

 Kyoto is a region that has preserved its ancient traditions. However, we are standing at the turn of the times, affected by the spread of the new coronavirus infection and being asked to adopt a new lifestyle. Through this festival, we would like to connect the culture that has been passed down so far with the culture that is born from the new daily life. And by having people experience culture, we want to protect and connect all Kyoto culture to the future.


"Regional Co-creation"

 Together with various student organizations and local people with whom we have a relationship, we would like to enliven Kyoto through experiences that allow us to experience all kinds of Kyoto culture.

The 19th Kyoto Student Festival

Schedule Sunday, October 10, 2021 11:00-19:00
Offline and online hybrid (
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)

Outline of the project

 At the 19th Kyoto Student Festival Main Festival, we are thinking of a festival suitable for the With Corona era so that the Kyoto Student Festival will continue to be a festival loved not only by Kyoto but also by people all over the country. In order to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infections, we plan to hold it in a hybrid format that combines online and offline. Taking advantage of the advantages of online and offline, we aim to create a new festival that can be participated in anywhere in the country and gain excitement.


We are looking for the main visual of the 19th Kyoto Student Festival from January to late March. This main visual is used for various promotional materials.

The 19th Kyoto Student Festival Main Visual

The 19th Kyoto Student Festival Annual Activities

Image of the 19th Kyoto Student Festival Annual Activities

The Kyoto Student Festival aims to be a "festival" that is loved and rooted in the community, as well as the main festival, and we will carry out daily activities throughout the year together with the local people.

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. Last year, activities such as summer festivals and night patrols were canceled, but this year, while thoroughly implementing measures against infectious diseases, we would like to cooperate and give back to the local people through trial and error to see if there is a place for interaction with the local people who have been indebted to us so far. We will hold events that many people can easily participate in to create opportunities for exchange and revitalize the region.

Popularization of the original creation odori "Kyo Flame Sodefure!"

In various places such as nursery schools, kindergartens, elementary schools, junior high schools, and high schools in and outside Kyoto, Kyo Flame Sodefure! Demonstrations, lectures, (commonly known as delivery classes), and Kyo Flame Sode-touch! We are working to let more people experience the charm of the Kyoto Student Festival. If you would like to know more about applying for visiting classes, please visit the official website of the Kyoto Student Festival.

Popularization of the original creation odori "Kyo Flame Sodefure!"

Other activities

International Student Exchange Meeting

 Exchanges with international students will be conducted online. In addition to the culture and customs of Japan from the executive committee members, international students also learn about their own countries, which leads to mutual understanding and learning through exchange.
We are also preparing exchange projects for this festival through exchanges.

We are looking for new executive committee members!

The Kyoto Student Festival is always looking for friends to work with us. Why don't you play an active role as an executive committee member and experience with us that is difficult to do in ordinary university life?

If you would like to know more about the Kyoto Student Festival, please visit the official website and official SNS.

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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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