Study abroad with AIFS in Japan and explore the natural beauty of this stunning Asian country with a rich history of religious folklore and traditions.View all Programs in Japan
Take a journey to Kyoto, the country’s spiritual and cultural heart. Learn about the belief systems of Shinto and Buddhism, Japan’s two main religions. See how art was used to instill faith: explore Shinto’s myths and legends on a visit to the Fushimi Inari Shrine dedicated to Inari, God of Rice; stay at Koyasan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and center of Shingon Buddhism and experience a traditional monk meal; tour the Okunoin cemetery and learn the practice of Zen on an introduction to meditation. Kyoto is famous for its preservation of Japanese traditional arts including the time-honored geisha dance, Buddhist temples, gardens, shrines and for its preserved historic districts. It is also a modern city with an international population and home to over twenty universities.
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