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The University Consortium Kyoto has been publishing the results of Kyoto Studies research in the form of the “Kyoto Studies Course” at “Plaza College,” which opened in 2001. Starting in 2009, each year we will select a theme from among various events related to Kyoto as part of the Kyoto Skills Training Course under the lifelong learning project “Kyo (Miyako) College,” which opens the university’s intellectual resources to the local community and operates together with Kyoto City. has been set up and implemented.

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2024 Kyoto Studies Course

Theme : “New Kyoto Tourism – Aiming for sustainable tourism that satisfies everyone-”
Lecture Summary
After three years of the coronavirus pandemic, many tourists, including inbound tourists, are once again visiting Kyoto. Tourism not only supports Kyoto’s economy, employment, and town development, but also plays a major role in the inheritance of unique local culture, mutual understanding through people’s exchanges, and, ultimately, international peace. On the other hand, there are also tourism issues such as congestion at some tourist spots and etiquette issues, and it is necessary to resolve these issues and further promote measures against “overtourism” and initiatives for sustainable tourism. there is. This year, we will learn about the deep appeal of Kyoto tourism as well as how sustainable tourism should be in harmony with the lives of citizens from multiple perspectives.
Saturday, May 11, 2024 – Saturday, December 21, 2024 Classes held on Saturdays *Excluding practical courses.
Capacity for each course: 250 people *If there are many applications, a lottery will be held
[Morning course] 10:00-11:30 (Reception starts at 9:30)
[Afternoon course] 13:00-14:30 (Reception starts at 12:30)
* You can choose to take the class in the morning or in the afternoon.
 The content of each course is the same.
Campus Plaza Kyoto 4th floor lecture room 2 (down Nishinotoin-dori Shiokoji, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto)
Tuition fee
10,000 yen (10 basic courses)
*A separate participation fee is required for practical courses. Further information on how to apply will be provided to students once their enrollment has been confirmed.
*Full-time students of University Consortium Kyoto member schools (excluding graduate school/correspondence course students, etc.) and students enrolled in all subjects at the Open University of Kyoto Study Center will be free of charge for basic courses. Please submit a copy of your student ID when applying.
About application
For more information, please refer to the “Kyoto College Page”.
University Consortium Kyoto Kyoto Ability Training Course Kyoto Studies Course Leaflet [PDF]

2024 Kyoto Studies Course Commemorative Lecture  

A commemorative lecture will be held as the opening project for the 2024 Kyoto College Kyoto Studies Course.

2024 Kyoto Studies Course
“New Kyoto Tourism – Aiming for sustainable tourism that satisfies everyone” Commemorative lecture:
“Thinking about the sustainable development of tourism in the ancient capital of Kyoto – Beyond overtourism”
After the new coronavirus infection moved to Category 5, the number of tourists visiting Japan has increased in Kyoto due to the weaker yen, and there are concerns about a resurgence of overtourism. Considering the current situation in Kyoto, where the birthrate is declining and the population is aging, tourism cannot be taken lightly. However, is the relationship between tourists and Kyoto citizens a win-win situation? The slogan of the 2003 Tourism Nation Declaration was “Building a country that is good to live in and good to visit.” So, let’s think about what sustainable development of tourism in Kyoto, an ancient capital that was not damaged by war, would mean.
Mr. Toru Yamagami (Professor Emeritus, Doshisha Women’s University)
Tomoo Kawashima (Visiting Professor, Kobe Institute of Information Studies)
date and time
Saturday, March 2, 2024
13:30-15:00 (Reception starts at 13:00)
Campus Plaza Kyoto 4th floor lecture room 2 (down Nishinotoin-dori Shiokoji, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto)
250 people (advance application) *If there are too many applications, a lottery will be held.
participation fee
Application method
Please apply by entering the required information from the URL below.
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Application deadline
Web application: February 19, 2024 (Monday) 23:59 Return postcard: Applications received after the deadline of
February 19, 2024 (Monday) will be invalid. You will be notified of the results of your application on Saturday, February 24, 2024 by email (for those applying online) or by mail (for those applying by return postcard).
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On-demand lecture trial viewing

Some of the lectures held at the University Consortium Kyoto Kyo College’s “Kyoto Studies Course” are now available for viewing on demand.

[Courses available for viewing]

Implementation date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
Theme: “The history and present of Miyako Odori – As the composer and lyricist of Miyako Odori”
Lecturer: Asako Ueki (President, Doshisha University, Professor, Faculty of Letters, Doshisha University)

Miyako Odori is a spring dance performed by geisha and maiko of Gion Kobu, which began in 1872 (Meiji 5). Since 2014, I have been in charge of the composition and lyrics of the song. In this course, we will trace the history of Miyako Odori and introduce the process by which Miyako Odori stages are created today. In particular, I would like to talk about compositional rules and tricks, and what I keep in mind when writing lyrics from the perspective of a creator.

For those who have already taken the course, we would like to review it to deepen their learning, and for those who are considering taking the course in the future or are undecided, we would be happy if we could give you a glimpse of the course and its atmosphere.

Please take this opportunity to take a look.
*If you would like to watch, please apply using the application form at the bottom of the page.

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[About the course] Please watch the video using the video sharing service “YouTube”.
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Communication costs incurred when viewing YouTube videos will be borne by the student.

[Notes on taking the course]
(1) Photographing (including screenshots), recording, recording of this course, secondary use of materials, and posting of detailed contents on SNS is strictly prohibited. As soon as plagiarism of lecture content is discovered, we will take action as a violation of copyright and portrait rights.

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(3) The course is open only to those who have applied. We do not allow forwarding of the URL to others.

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Contact information

Kyoto College, Consortium of Universities Kyoto Public Interest Incorporated Foundation TEL:
1st floor, Campus Plaza Kyoto, Nishinotoin-dori Shio-koji, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216
. 075-353-9140 FAX. 075-353-9121
MAIL: miyakare■consortium.or.jp (please change ■ to @ before sending)
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