Diversity is a “Possibility”.
Think about the future by connecting people.
We provide opportunities for multicultural understanding and volunteer activities to connect the citizens of the world. Our facilities are open to the general public and anybody can drop by as often as they want. We assume the role as a base of international exchange and do this through various activities including the providing of information and consultation, language support, and cooperation with other organizations.
What We Can Do
Our building is near a subway station and has a great view. The building is comprised of different types of halls and meeting rooms for various events such as academic meetings, concerts, business meetings, seminars and tea ceremonies.
Our interpreters in the Interpretation and Counseling Service for Non-Japanese are familiar with administrative procedures. They can support foreign nationals who find it difficult to communicate because of the language barrier in order to help them with administrative issues and provide necessary information.
Easy Living in Kyoto
Outline of information useful for daily living in Kyoto. Even if you have just arrived in the city, you can live safely and comfortably.
First, try to learn and know other people and different things! There are various events that can help one feel and understand diversified cultural differences, including cooking and music.
Classes unique to the Kyoto City International Foundation are held for both foreigners and Japanese. These include Japanese language classes, culture classes and Hangeul classes.
Support for Foreign Students
The “Kyoto International Students Information Site” is full of information that can make your student life more meaningful, including Invitations to concerts and kyogen (a traditional short comedic drama) performances, events for foreign students, and others.
You can download our publications, including the annual report from the Foundation, informational magazine for foreigners “Life in Kyoto”, and reports about various projects.
“kokoka” is a nickname derived from the collecting of ideas for Kyoto City International House. Since our 25th anniversary, the name, logo and mascot of “kokoka” are all registered trademarks.See more about “kokoka”
We encourage inquiries about our website, rental meeting rooms, various projects, kokoPlaza and others by telephone, e-mail, and FAX. Feel free to ask us.Contact
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We have two mail-magazines, one is the “Kyoto International Foundation Mail-magazine” in which we provide information on events we organize or co-host, and the “Easy Living for Foreigners Mail-magazine” in which we provide information on disasters, safety and related events to foreigners.Subscribe to our Newsletter
2-1 Torii-cho, Awataguchi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8536 JAPAN
Open／9:00am - 9:00pm Close／Mondays and New Year Holidays
(Closed Tuesday and open Monday if Monday is a National Holiday)