Kyoto prefecture continues to refine its previous art projects encapsulating the history, natural features, tangible cultural properties, scenic spots, landscapes, areas abundant in nature, and the culture of everyday life in its designated tourism areas, Kyoto by the Sea (prefecture North), Woodland Kyoto (prefecture central), and Kyoto Tea Country (prefecture South). In fiscal year 2021 was redefined as an art festival "Alternative Kyoto" to explore the possibilities that imaginative art has as a new capital (or currency); possibilities that may change the future of our society.



  • 京都:Re-Search

    In Kyoto prefecture, we are making various efforts to expand human communication and exchanges and to revitalize the region. One of the initiative is the “Artist in residence” project where artists stay for a certain period of time and conduct production/installation in the area "Kyoto: Re-Search" main goal is to bring out the potential and the attractiveness of the area through arts.

  • Artspace of the Light –光のアトリエ-

    Kyoto Prefecture creates new opportunities for visitors to explore local culture, by promoting multiple projects that increase tourism and stimulate the local economy.

    This project is a digital art space woven into some of the country’s most famous cultural heritage locations, themselves set among wondrous natural landscapes.