Kyoto is the ancient capital of Japan and is recognized worldwide as the country’s historical, cultural and spiritual heart. Kyoto’s countless shrines, temples, and architectural masterpieces include seventeen UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites, and each reflects the legacy of the myriad Japanese traditions that were born here. It is this ingrained culture of innovation that sets Kyoto apart and provides the perfect environment for no less than 38 institutions of higher learning as well as a plethora of research facilities, cementing the city’s status as an academic and scientific center. Consequently, many of Japan’s brightest academics are active here. We trust Kyoto’s academic credentials will be of interest to your colleagues from around the world.