Kyoto has history more than 1200 years since the capital city was once located and it is still now cultural center of Japan. It is also an international city and many young students live in the city. KCG campuses are located in the convenient area and you can access not only to every area of Kyoto city but also to Kansai region such as Osaka, Nara, Kobe, and Otsu.
Kyoto Station, which connects to JR line, Kintetsu Line and Kyoto Subway, is the gateway to Kyoto and many people visit from all over Japan and the world. Both modern buildings such as Kyoto Station Building and Kyoto Tower, and historical buildings such as Toji Temple, Higashi-Honganji Temple, Nishi-Honganji Temple, Sanjyusangen-do are located around the station. You can feel a contrastive atmosphere.
Kamo River and Takano River is joined in front of Demachiyanagi Station and become Kamo River, which flows in front of the Kamogawa Campus. This is an area of rich nature where Kyoto Imperial Palace and Simogamo Jinja Shrine are located. Shimogamo Jinja is the one of sponsors of Aoi Matsuri Festival known as one of the three most famous festivals in Kyoto. Demachiyanagi Station is the gateway to Osaka as well as to Kurama and Mt. Hiei area.
Kitaoji Station and bus terminal is very convenient to access to Rakuhoku area, the center of Kyoto city and Kyoto Station. Near Kitayama Street which is lined with modern buildings, there is Kamigamo jinja Shrine known as the sponsor of Aoi Matsuri Festival. And you can enjoy nature at Botanical Garden, Midoroga-Ike Pond and Kamo River.
There are many spots in this area, such as Ginkaku-ji Temple designed in Muromachi period, Heian Shrine which is the sponsor of Jidai Matsuri Festival (one of the three most famous festivals in Kyoto), Philosopher’s Walk known for cherry blossom trees, Kyoto Municipal Zoo, and Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art. You can come in touch with history and culture of Kyoto.
Near the center of the city which is lined with many modern buildings, there are variety of shrines and temples such as Kiyomizu Temple and Yasaka jinja Shrine known as the sponsor of Gion Matsuri Festival. Many people visit this area, especially in spring and autumn.
There are many department stores and commercial complexes along Shijo Street, Kawaramashi Street, and Karasuma Street. In addition, various shops are lined in Kyoto Nishiki Food Market, Sinkyogoku and Teramachi Shopping arcade. This is the most lively area especially during Gion Matsuri Festival.
This area is the stylish area including Shirakawa Street lined with shops like cafe and antique shops and beautiful trees like zelkova and ginkgo. Ichijyo-ji area is also known for the area that has many noodle shops.
There are Kinkaku-ji Temple, Ryoan-ji Temple and Ninna-ji Temple which are the world cultural heritage as well as Kitano tenmangu known as the god of study. Many people visit here throughout the year. Uzumasa and Arashiyama, along Keifuku Railway Line, show its beautiful scenery of Kyoto throughout the year.
PC products, peripheral devices, digital cameras, digital videos, electronic dictionaries, PC supplies and software applications are the discount target. Game software and bargains are excepted. Present your student ID card to the store when you pay for it, and you can buy at the discounted prices.
Present your student ID card and specified passport (business card size) to the store when you pay, you can buy at 3% off the list price. The passport is available at OSS ( Office of Student Services ) and you can use it again and again.
You can’t use this service with coupon or other discount services, and some products such as direct distributed PCs, Rolex, prepaid cards (gift certificates) and alcoholic drinks are excluded. iPods, books and game consoles are 2% off.
As the privilege available in the cinema complex in the Aeon Mall Kyoto, on the 5th floor, the ticket on weekdays will be 1,300 yen (usually 1,500 yen for students) when you get the passport.
In addition, there are also privilege of getting popcorns and invitation of members-only Free Film Screening by lot.
Normally, it costs 200 yen to get the passport, but you can get it free when you apply with the application form given at OSS and your student ID card.