Four industries of Kyoto leading the world

The triangle of “Tradition” , “Wisdom ” and “Innovation”
has created and supported key industries in modern Kyoto.

“Life Sciences”, “Tourism”, “Manufacturing” and “Contents” are the four key industries in modern Kyoto.

“Life Sciences” are represented by iPS cell research in regenerative medicine, while “Tourism” enables visitors to experience ‘good old Japan’ in Kyoto, as one of the largest treasure houses of historic and cultural sites in the world.

In “Manufacturing”, the skills and spirit of craftsmanship that have been nourished in traditional industries have developed state-of-the-art technologies that create our present and future life.
Kyoto has also been the place of origin for the movie industry in Japan, and this culture has developed the rich “Contents” industry ranging from manga and anime to video games.

Life sciences

Center for iPS Cell Research and Application

Cell culture chamber

Human iPS cell

Human neural cell

Research experiment


Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Sado experience


Foreign Friendly TAXI



The first unattended railway station system
in the world was developed by a Kyoto-based company

Sensor Evaluation Kit for Wearable Devices

Liquid Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer

Fine Ceramic Components

Murata Cheerleaders


Toei Kyoto Studio Park (Drama shooting scene)

© 2019 Nintendo

Kyoto International Manga Museum

Toei Kyoto Studio Park (film set)

© Kyoto Prefecture, Mayumaro 2857005

Photos provided / with the cooperation of:Center for iPS Cell Research and Application,Kinki District Transport Bureau,Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau,KYOCERA Corporation,ROHM Co., Ltd.,Nintendo Co., Ltd.,Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.,SHIMADZU CORPORATION,OMRON Corporation,TOEI KYOTO STUDIO Co.,Ltd.,Kyoto International Manga Museum.,Kiyomizu-dera Temple