Founded 1639 as Buddhist Seminary, became College 1900 and University 1922. The University is supported by the Honpa Hongawanji denomination and has 3 campuses: Fukakusa and Omya in Kyoto, and Seta in Shiga Prefecture.
Accreditation: Japan University Accreditation Association (JUAA)
- Academic year: April to March (April-September, October-March)
- Requirements: Graduation from high school or recognized foreign equivalent, and entrance examination
- Students allowance: Co-ed