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

The 18th Kyoto Student Festival (held on October 11, 2020) was held online for the first time in history, with a total of more than 27,000 views on YouTube and more than 39,000 PVs on the special website.

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

The 19th Kyoto Student Festival Theme

Touching? 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, with the spread of the new coronavirus infection and the demand for a new way of life. Through this festival, we want to connect the culture that has been passed down so far with the culture that is born from the new normal. And by having people come into contact with the culture, we want to protect and connect all Kyoto culture to the future.


“Regional Co-Creation”

Together with various student organizations and local residents, we would like to enliven Kyoto through the experience of experiencing all kinds of Kyoto culture.

The 19th Kyoto Student Festival

Date Sunday, October 10, 2021 11:00-19:00
Hybrid offline and online events
Organizer Kyoto Student Festival Executive Committee
Co-organizers 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, we are thinking of a festival that suits the With Corona era so that the Kyoto Student Festival will continue to be a festival loved not only by people in Kyoto but also by people all over the country. In order to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infections, it is scheduled to be held 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 and impressed anywhere in the country.


We solicited applications for the main visuals of the 19th Kyoto Student Festival from January to late March. This main visual will be used for various publicity 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 by the community and rooted in the community, and will carry out daily activities throughout the year together with the local community.

Community Exchange Activities

Purpose of the project

The Executive Committee interacts with the Okazaki area, the venue of the Kyoto Student Festival, and the local people who have been connected with us through our activities so far, to express our gratitude on a daily basis and build cooperative relationships 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 we can create opportunities to interact 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 community.

Activities to disseminate the original creation of “Kyo Flame Sodefure!”

At various places such as nursery schools, kindergartens, elementary schools, junior high schools, and high schools in and around Kyoto City, Kyoflame Sodefure! Demonstrations and lectures, (commonly known as delivery classes), Kyo Flame Sodefure! We are working to make 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.

Activities to disseminate the original creation of

Other Activities

International Student Exchange Meeting

Exchanges with international students will be conducted online. The executive committee members will convey the culture and customs of Japan, and international students will also learn about those of their own country, leading 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!

At the Kyoto Student Festival, we are always looking for friends to work with us. Why don’t you play an active role as an executive committee member and have an experience with us that is difficult to get in a normal 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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