Japan's traditional culture and Buddhism cultivate spirituality as a foundation, and within the sphere of this activity creativity is nurtured. This is the educational philosophy of our university.
The area around Arashiyama is rich in cultural inheritance and blessed with tourism resources. With roots connected to Daikakuji Temple, Saga Art Junior College was opened as a two-year college in 1971.
In April 2001, Kyoto Saga University of Arts was established. At the same time, the Junior College developed into the faculty of Junior College.
The Institution provides a modern higher education based on the spiritual legacies of founder of Daikakuji Temple, the Emperor Saga, and the Great Buddhist Teacher and founder of the sect, Kobo Daishi.
It fosters creativity and character in its students through a broad artistic education, and encourages them to help realize a rich and peaceful society.
Located in the Sagano area of the internationally renowned cultural city of Kyoto, we have established a firm foothold on art education here, amidst an environment in which the harmony of nature and culture can be felt. We aim at producing imaginative artists and cultural designers with finely-tuned sensibilities, who are able not only to contribute to the development of artistic culture of their own country, but who will also actively apply their knowledge and skills within the international community. To this end we have founded KYOTO SAGA UNIVERSITY OF ARTS GRADUATE SCHOOL, KYOTO SAGA UNIVERSITY OF ARTS, and KYOTO SAGA ART COLLEGE.
A broad and flexible sensitivity; a rich and profound sense of beauty; a distinct and irreplaceable individuality.
*We respect our students personalities and develop their aesthetic sensibility.
*We work for the harmony of tradition and innovation in the field of art and culture.
*We are rooted in the local community and try to contribute to its development.
*Those who study traditional art expression and style, and apply their findings to present artistic scenes.
*Those who make full use of state-of-the-art technology and break fresh ground in the field of artistic expression.
*Those who plan and design a rich and cultural living environment from a comprehensive point of view.
*Those who can contribute to the development of society through renovation and activation of local culture.
There exits a lot of beauty in human history. To gain an interest in creativity, and to encourage student's original works of art, we exhibit many things. With respect to the students of the Art Faculty, the museum is a place where they can get experience and qualifications to become a curator.
This is an exhibition facility with such things as movable walls and lighting as well as large video screen in a space of 150 square meters. Students, graduates and teachers can present their original work. We plan exhibitions to fit the trends of the time, and we exhibit many activities as a cultural departure point.
We have about 120,000 books and around 900 kinds of periodicals focusing on art, design, and tourism. The library stores many important books and data, and has an audio-visual room where you can view the newest data. There is also Internet access in our free use computer room. All of these things play a role in supporting your education and research.
In this university, there are two kinds of international student admissions; a formal full time international student program, and a one-year specialist program. If you would like further details, please contact the Enrolments Office and we will send you international student information.
phone:81-(0)-75-864-7878 (direct line)
The student department can introduce you to accommodation. Including utilities, accommodation usually costs around 20,000 - 50,000 yen per month.
For students with economic difficulties there is the Japan Educational Exchanges and Services(Nihon Kokusai Kyouiku Shien Kyoukai) scholarship, and tuition fee exemption may also be possible for international students. Also, there is the Japan Student Services Organization (Nihon Gakusei Shien Kikou), the Regional Public Group (Chihou Koukyou Dantai) scholarship and the Private Education Association (Minkan Kyouei Dantai) Scholarship, in addition to the university's own scholarship. However, we cannot guarantee that all applicants will receive a scholarship.
About the international exchange,
please access the instruction section below;
phone 81-(0)-75-864-7867 (direct line)
Educatinal Institute Daikakuji
Kyoto Saga University of Arts & Kyoto Saga Art College
1,Gotoh-cho, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8362 Japan