Kyoto Styudy

LIFE

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.

Before coming to Japan

Preparation before coming to Japan

Entrance exams, visa, scholarship etc.
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Make sure that temporary accommodation is secured when you come to Japan.
Temporary accommodation: Hotel, Guest House, Rental Housing
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Arrival in Japan

A guide on how to get to Kyoto after your arrival in Japan is provided here.
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Arrival in Japan

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First Week in Kyoto

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.

Registration of residential cardParticipation in the national healthcare insurance

Opening of bank accountSubscription of mobile phone

First week after you come to Kyoto

Enjoy Your Life in Kyoto!

Q1

I would like to look for a place to live in Kyoto.

Q1: I would like to look for a place to live 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.

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Q2

What sort of payments do I need to make?

What sort of payments do I need to make?

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.

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Q3

I would like to work part-time!

I would like to work part-time!

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.

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Q4

How do I withdraw and remit money?

How do I withdraw and remit money?

Cash can be withdrawn easily using a cash card at an ATM.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.

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Q5

 I would like to go out by bus or train!

I would like to go out by bus or train!

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.

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Q6

 I would like to go to the hospital because I’m sick or injured.

I would like to go to the hospital because I’m sick or injured.

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.

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Q7

I don’t know how to take out the rubbish!

I don’t know how to take out the rubbish!

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.

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Things to prepare when going home

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.

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