While exploring the Silk Road at the start of the 20th century, Kozui Otani, the 22nd leader of Nishi-Honganji temple, founded two schools in eastern Kobe: Nirakuso and Muko Junior High School.
The history of Kobe Ryukoku begins with Seitoku Jissen Girls’ School, founded by Minori Enomura in 1921. Enomura was greatly influenced by Otani’s global mindset, and this school was modeled after Muko Junior High School.
Over 90 years later, Kobe Ryukoku continues to stand by tradition while offering a global education to foster leaders for a new age.
of Our School
Character development in the
spirit of Buddhism
Our School Motto “Wagen Aigo”
“Gentle in countenance and loving in speech” is the meaning of our school motto.
This Buddhist teaching reminds us to never forget to smile and to always be kind to others. This is the foundation of all educational goals at Kobe Ryukoku.
Our Five Missions to Achieve“Wagen Aigo”
Training the next generation of talent in preparation for Society 5.0
Raising students who can cooperate, create, and be independent
UNESCO School affiliation
Steady implementation of new educational principles
Advancement of ICT facilities
Our Educational Goals
Awareness of the Value of LifeCharacter Development
Buddhist-minded students through:
Religious morals education
Human rights education
Establishment of self-study habits
Emphasis on events and experiences
Development of high school-university relations
Fulfilling club activities
Information ethics education
the Importance of CoexistenceNatural Environment Education
Developing students’ drive to pursue dreams and ambitions through:
Disaster prevention education
Enrichment of research activities
Stimulation of inter-personal relationships
Development of perspectives on nature
Acquisition of general scientific concepts
Diversity of living things
Understanding of eco-system services
Development of ability to make use of information
Understanding of the Concept of
Universal BrotherhoodInternational Education
Promoting global citizenship through:
Development of problem-solving skills
Implementation of project-based learning
Teaching different systems of thought
Promoting international understanding
Experiencing international exchange
Development of English communication skills
Raising future global leaders
Supporting international exchange students
Cultivating Inquisitive Minds
Seeking truth, living in truth, and making the truth clear
Cultivating a spirit of inquisition and guided practical application to support critical thinking.
Gaining the necessary knowledge and skills to prioritise sustainable development, and build up moral values and attitudes.