We provide support to students to study
at specialized training colleges in Kyoto.
Specialized training colleges
in Japan aim to provide students with the necessary skills
for employment through more advanced professional education.
We invite you to study abroad in Kyoto, a city endowed with Japanese culture,
history, and abundant nature,
to take the time to acquire practical skills and knowledge.
The dorm matron cooks each meal wholeheartedly based on recipes devised by a registered professional dietician.
That's why you can enjoy homelike comfort and nutritionally balanced breakfast and dinner. Our commitment to hearty cooking ensures that students have a healthy lifestyle.
The housemaster and matron live on-site to assist you in your daily life, so you can live with peace of mind.
They are always nearby to look after you, accompanying you to the hospital when you are ill or receiving packages while you are out.
You will have your own room for some important alone-time.
Many of our properties are fully furnished with furniture and appliances, so you can start your new life immediately with just one bag. It is economical because you will require less luggage to move in.
Each property has well-designed shared facilities such as a kitchen, a dining room, and common baths.
These shared facilities are not only convenient but also places for socializing with friends.
They also give you a chance to learn the language as you will have more opportunities to interact with Japanese students.
We have many properties
where you can begin a new life now!
Please contact us to get started!
She loves Japan, loves Kyoto, and loves baking!
She first went to a Japanese language school to enter the Kyoto Pastry & Bakery Art College.
She decided to base herself at Dormy Hanazono Marutamachi because it is close to both schools.
Arrive in Japan &
Start a New Life!
Rental bikes are available!
Use one to cycle around Kyoto.
A is excited to begin her new life in her tatami room!
You can enjoy cooking with friends in the dormitory kitchen area. Everyone can eat together, share their original dishes, and get lots of new ideas!
There is a convenience store about 4 minutes' walk from the dormitory!
It is close and convenient when you need it.
There is a supermarket about 6 minutes' walk from the dormitory! Even if you buy a lot, you can take it home right away because it's so close.
There is a home improvement center about 23 minutes by bicycle from the dormitory! It's handy when you feel like some DIY.
Gion Festival &
Enjoy the Summer in Kyoto
Gion Festival is Kyoto's iconic event in July and is one of Japan's three most important festivals. The festival's highlight is the procession of 33 floats on the 17th and 24th. Yamahoko, the float ceremony of the Kyoto Gion Festival, is a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.
at Myoshinji Temple
Zazen is a Buddhist discipline in which one reflects oneself by sitting upright and focusing one's mind. It's essential significance lies in "quietly re-examining one's own mind". Myoshinji Temple is near the dormitory, so give it a go!
Obon and Gozan no Okuribi (Daimonji)
Kyoto's Gozan no Okuribi, which lights up the summer night sky, is a traditional event for sending off the spirits of the deceased family members who had returned for Obon. Bonfires in the shape of characters and symbols are lit on mountains in Kyoto, starting with Higashiyama, followed by Matsugasaki, Nishigamo, Ohkitayama, and Saga. All five of these bonfires are listed as intangible folk cultural assets of the city of Kyoto.
Best Places to See Autumnal Foliage in Arashiyama, Kyoto.
When autumn arrives in Arashiyama, the foliage around the Togetsukyo Bridge and the Ohi River take on vibrant hues, lending the whole area of Arashiyama an autumnal ambiance. The area is widely known as a scenic spot blessed with a rich natural environment.
Just enjoying the view from the bridge is enough to get you in an autumnal mood.
Try your hand at wagashi-making & learn the etiquettes
Before starting at her vocational school, give wagashi-making a try.
They come in various shapes and looks, including seasonal flowers and animals.
Feel safe knowing that you will be taught by professional artisans. You can eat the wagashi you've made to test what professional quality is supposed to taste like!
Try authentic matcha tea.
Enjoy tea with your self-made wagashi and matcha!
Get on a bike and take a tour of Kyoto's pastries & bread
Kyoto is Japan's largest consumer of bread!
The many bakeries selling delicious bread and bakery hopping make Kyoto appealing.
They give you a chance to study the Japanese people's taste preferences for cakes and bread!
I want to be able to make such fluffy loaves of bread, just like my favorite baker!
Living in Kyoto
Have a Christmas party with your dormitory friends!
Enjoy a day of fun, playing games, and exchanging gifts!
Take the bus to school when it's too cold to cycle!
It’s handy since it takes about 17 minutes from the dormitory to school.
Living in Kyoto
On New Year's day, head to Heian Jingu Shrine, known for warding off evil spirits and matchmaking.
Try an Omikuji to get your year's fortune told!
To pray for academic progress and successful exams, visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, a 20-minute bus ride from the dormitory. It won't be long before you're accepted by the school!
Japanese language exams
You’re sure to pass your exams because you will be living in an environment where you can learn to speak, read, and write Japanese in day-to-day life!
Prepare to enrol!
You will have lots to prepare before enrolling, such as studying the basics of cooking, cooking with friends, and having them taste your food!
Don't forget to explore Kyoto's springtime, either!
You can feel safe leaving the dormitory knowing the housemaster is always there!
Start at your vocational school!
Finally, the pastry-making and cooking studies begin in earnest!
It’s fantastic because you will learn from the experts and make so many friends!
Feel Kyoto's History
Aoi Festival is one of Kyoto's three main festivals. It is a fancy, old-world event dating back some 1,400 years. The famous procession with over 500 people dressed as Heian aristocrats make their way from the Kyoto Imperial Palace to Shimogamo Shrine to Kamigamo Shrine.
Our dormitories are multi-dwellings offered by schools for students and businesses for employees. Dormy offers meals and private rooms, which are fully furnished and equipped.