Here you will find information related to your life as a foreign student in Kyoto.
With this information you will be able to confidently begin your new life in Japan.
A guide on how to get to Kyoto after your arrival in Japan is provided here.
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The following procedures will need to be done when you first arrive in Kyoto.
Make sure you complete all the procedures first before starting your life in Kyoto.
There are various types of lodging available. Choose one that suits your needs. You can look for a place to stay by getting a referral at your university, going to a real estate agency, searching on the Internet, and so on.
The main form of taxes paid by international students is consumption tax. For those who work part-time, year-end adjustment needs to be carried out as well, so check with your workplace if necessary.
A “Part-time Work Permit” is required to take up part-time work. There are many ways to look for part-time jobs, including referrals by the university and searching on the Internet etc.
Cash can be withdrawn easily using a cash card at an ATM. Overseas remittances and transfers have to be carried out at a bank or post office.
Public transport is very advanced in Kyoto, allowing you to go to various places by bus or train. Bicycles are also a convenient mode of transport so remember the traffic rules.
Bring along your insurance certificate when going to the hospital. You may call for an ambulance if you are not able to make it there on your own. The number to dial is 119.
The way rubbish is taken out differs depending on the municipality in Kyoto.
You need to sort out your rubbish in designated rubbish bags according to the type of rubbish and take it out to the designated locations on a fixed day of the week.
Things to prepare when going home
Perform the procedure for moving out of your place of lodging. Do not forget to terminate your bank account and mobile phone as well. Care is needed in handling your waste as the procedure is complicated. Return your residence card at the airport.