Co-op members can buy items such as books, stationary, food, drink, PC, CD, medicine in co-op stores on campuses at 10 - 20% discount. A membership card with credit card function (Tuo card) is also available.
Applications are accepted at the Co-op main office (enter main gate and go 50m east) , the branch in the basement of the Clock Tower, or other branches. Membership fee for international students is ¥4,000. The entire fee will be returned to the cardholder when the membership is cancelled for graduation and other reasons. Cancellation procedure is accepted only at the main office on main campus.
In addition, Kyoto University Co-op Foreign Students Committee publish "The Guidebook for Foreign Students in Kyoto University" (available in Chinese, English, and Korean) every year.