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Encyclopedia > Kyoto Prefecture
Kyoto Prefecture (京都府; Kyōto-fu)
Map of Japan with Kyoto highlighted
Capital Kyoto (city)
Region Kinki
Island Honshu
Governor Keiji Yamada
Area 4,612.71 km² (31st)
 - % water 1.0%
Population  (2000)
 - Population 2,644,331 (13th)
 - Density 573 /km²
Districts 6
Municipalities 27
ISO 3166-2 JP-26
Website www.pref.kyoto.jp/
index_e.html
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Weeping cherry blossom (Prunus spachiana)
 - Tree Kitayama Sugi (Cryptomeria japonica)
 - Bird Streaked shearwater (Calonectris leucomelas)
Symbol of Kyoto Prefecture
Symbol of Kyoto Prefecture
The Iwashimizu Hachimangu, a Shinto shrine in Yawata.
The Iwashimizu Hachimangu, a Shinto shrine in Yawata.

Kyōto Prefecture (京都府 Kyōto-fu?) is part of the Kinki region of the island of Honshū, Japan. The capital is the city of Kyoto. Small map of Kyoto prefecture Map outline from public domain maps at http://aoki2. ... This page is about the city Kyoto. ... The regions of Japan are not official administrative units, but have been traditionally used as the regional division of Japan in a number of contexts: for example, maps and geography textbooks divide Japan into the eight regions, weather reports usually give the weather by region, and many businesses and institutions... The Kansai region (関西) of Japan, also known as the Kinki region (近畿地方; Kinki-chihō), lies in the middle of Japans main island, Honshu. ... The four main islands of Japan are: Hokkaido Honshu Kyushu Shikoku Okinawa is the fifth largest island except the disputed northern territories, and is the smallest island which has a prefectural capital. ... todo mal de [ [ Shikoku ] ] a través del [ [ mar interior ] ], y noreste de [ [ Kyushu ] ] a través del [ [ estrecho de Kanmon ] ]. Es la séptima isla más grande, y la segunda isla populosa en el mundo después de [ [ Java (isla)|Java ] ] (véase [ [ lista de las islas de... Notes: 1 km² References National Governers Association (Japanese) See also Politics of Japan Prefectures of Japan List of Japanese prefectures by population ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan Categories: Japanese prefectures ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Notes: ¹ as of 2000 References National Governors Association (Japanese) See also Politics of Japan Prefectures of Japan List of Japanese prefectures ranked by area ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan Categories: Japanese prefectures ... World map of the population density in 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... This article is about the Japanese municipality system. ... ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan cover 47 prefectures. ... Species Several, including: Prunus apetala Prunus avium (Wild/Sweet Cherry) Prunus campanulata Prunus canescens Prunus cerasus (Sour Cherry) Prunus concinna Prunus conradinae Prunus dielsiana Prunus emarginata (Bitter Cherry) Prunus fruticosa Prunus incisa Prunus litigiosa Prunus mahaleb (Saint Lucie Cherry) Prunus maximowiczii Prunus nipponica Prunus pensylvanica (Pin Cherry) Prunus pilosiuscula Prunus... Blossom is a term given to the flowers of stone fruit trees (Genus Prunus) and of some other plants with a similar appearance that flower profusely but for a short period of time. ... Binomial name Cryptomeria japonica (L. f. ... Genera Procellaria Calonectris Puffinus †See also fulmar, prion, petrel Shearwaters are medium-sized long-winged seabirds. ... Kyoto prefectural symbol (source: ja. ... Iwashimizu Hachiman Shrine, Kyoto, Japan I took this photograph and contribute it to the public domain. ... Iwashimizu Hachiman Shrine, Kyoto, Japan I took this photograph and contribute it to the public domain. ... Yawata (八幡市; -shi) is a city located in Kyoto, Japan. ... The Kansai region (関西) of Japan, also known as the Kinki region (近畿地方; Kinki-chihō), lies in the middle of Japans main island, Honshu. ... HonshÅ« (本州 Literally Main State) is the largest island of Japan, called the Mainland; it is south of Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait, north of Shikoku across the Inland Sea, and northeast of Kyushu across the Kanmon Strait. ... Kyōto ) (lit. ...

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History

For most of its history, the city of Kyoto was the Imperial capital of Japan. The history of the city itself can be traced back as far as the 6th century. In 544, the Aoi Matsuri was held in Kyoto to pray for good harvest and good weather. Events Belisarius is sent back to Italy to once more fight the Ostrogoths who have been making reconquests in the area. ... The Aoi Matsuri (Festival) in Kyoto The Aoi Matsuri (葵祭り) is a festival that takes place annually on May 15 in Kyoto, Japan. ...


Kyoto did not start out as the capital of Japan. A noteworthy earlier capital was Nara. In 741, Emperor Shomu moved the capital briefly to a place called Kuni-kyo, between the cities of Nara and Kyoto, in present-day Kyoto Prefecture. In 784, the capital was moved to Nagaokakyo, also in present-day Kyoto Prefecture. In 794, Emperor Kammu moved the capital to Heian-kyo, and this was the beginning of the current-day city of Kyoto. Even today, almost all of the streets, houses, stores, temples and shrines in the city of Kyoto exist where they were placed in this year. , Nara ) is the capital city of Nara Prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan, near Kyoto. ... Emperor Shōmu (聖武天皇 Shōmu Tennō) (701 - May 2, 7561) was the 45th imperial ruler of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. ... Nagaokakyō (長岡京市; -shi) is a city located in Kyoto, Japan. ... Emperor Kammu (桓武天皇) (737-806) was the 50th imperial ruler of Japan. ...


Although in 1192 real political power shifted to Kamakura, where a samurai clan established the shogunate, Kyoto still remained the imperial capital as the powerless emperors and their court continued to be seated in the city. Imperial rule was briefly restored in 1333, but another samurai clan established a new shogunate in Kyoto three years later. // Events The Third Crusade ends in disaster. ... Kamakura can refer to: The city of Kamakura in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan The Kamakura Shogunate period in the History of Japan The Kamakura family name in Japan This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This wooden Kongorikishi statue was created during the Kamakura shogunate during 14th century Japan. ... Events End of the Kamakura period and beginning of the Kemmu restoration in Japan. ... The Ashikaga shogunate (Jp. ...


In 1467, a great civil war, the Onin no Ran, took place inside Kyoto, and most of the town was burned down. Japan plunged into the age of warring feudal lords. A new strong man, Tokugawa Ieyasu, established the shogunate at Edo (today's Tokyo) in 1603. Events October 29 - Battle of Brusthem: Charles the Bold defeats Liege Beginning of the Sengoku Period in Japan. ... Marker at location of outbreak of Onin War The Onin War (応仁の乱 Ōnin no Ran) was a civil war from 1467 to 1477 during the Muromachi period in Japan. ... The Sengoku period (Japanese: 戦国時代, Sengoku-jidai) or Warring States period, was a period of civil war in the history of Japan that spans from the middle 15th to the early 17th centuries. ... Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu Tokugawa Ieyasu (previously spelled Iyeyasu); 徳川 家康 (January 31, 1543 – June 1, 1616) was the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan which ruled from the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 until the Meiji Restoration in 1868. ... Edo (Japanese: 江戸, literally: bay-door, estuary, pronounced //), once also spelled Yedo or Yeddo, is the former name of the Japanese capital Tokyo. ... King James I of England/VII of Scotland, the first monarch to rule the Kingdoms of England and Scotland at the same time Events March - Samuel de Champlain, French explorer, sails to Canada March 24 - Elizabeth I of England dies and is succeeded by her cousin King James I of...


The Meiji Restoration returned Japan to imperial rule in 1868. Emperor Meiji, who was now the absolute sovereign, went to stay in Tokyo next year. The imperial court never returned to Kyoto. The Meiji Restoration ), also known as the Meiji Ishin, Revolution, or Renewal, was a chain of events that led to a change in Japans political and social structure. ... 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Emperor Meiji (Mutsuhito) Emperor Meiji (明治天皇, Meiji Tennō, literally Emperor of Enlightened Rule) (3 November 1852–30 July 1912), also known as Mutsuhito (睦仁), was the 122nd Emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. ... Tokyo , literally Eastern capital)   is the capital and one of the forty-seven prefectures of Japan. ...


Although many Japanese major cities were heavily bombed by US bombers during World War II, the old capital was protected from devastating bombing. During the occupation, the U.S. 6th Army was headquartered in Kyoto. This article is becoming very long. ... The US Sixth Army was activated in January 1943, commanded by Lieutenant General Walter Krueger. ...

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Geography

Map of Kyoto Prefecture.
Map of Kyoto Prefecture.

Kyoto is located almost in the center of Honshu and of Japan. It covers an area of 4612.71 km², which is 1.2% of Japan. Kyoto is 31st by size. To the north, Kyoto faces the Sea of Japan and Fukui Prefecture. To the south, it faces Osaka and Nara Prefectures. To the east, it faces Mie and Shiga Prefectures. To the west, it faces Hyogo Prefecture. Kyoto is separated in the middle by the Tanba Mountains. This makes the climate of Kyoto very different in the north and south. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1181x901, 41 KB) [edit] Summary Map of Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1181x901, 41 KB) [edit] Summary Map of Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. ... todo mal de [ [ Shikoku ] ] a través del [ [ mar interior ] ], y noreste de [ [ Kyushu ] ] a través del [ [ estrecho de Kanmon ] ]. Es la séptima isla más grande, y la segunda isla populosa en el mundo después de [ [ Java (isla)|Java ] ] (véase [ [ lista de las islas de... The Sea of Japan (East Sea) is a marginal sea of the western Pacific Ocean. ... Fukui Prefecture ) is located in the ChÅ«bu region on HonshÅ« island, Japan. ... Osaka Prefecture (大阪府 ÅŒsaka-fu) is part of the Kinki region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Nara Prefecture ) is part of the Kinki region on Honshu Island, Japan. ... Mie Prefecture (三重県; Mie-ken) is part of the Kinki region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Shiga Prefecture from outer space. ... Hyōgo Prefecture (兵庫県 Hyōgo-ken) is located in the Kinki region on Honshu island, Japan. ...

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Cities

Fourteen cities are located in Kyoto Prefecture.

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Ayabe (綾部市; -shi) is a city located in Kyoto, Japan. ... Fukuchiyama (福知山市; -shi) is a city located in northern Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, on the Yura River. ... Joyo can be the name of several towns in Japan: Joyo, Kyoto Joyo, Fukuoka Joyo also can be a Chinese website Joyo. ... Kameoka (亀岡市; -shi) is a city located in Kyoto, Japan. ... Kyōtanabe (京田辺市; -shi) is a city located in Kyoto, Japan. ... Kyotango (京丹後市: Kyōtango-shi, population 67,000) is a city in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. ... Kyōto ) (lit. ... Maizuru (舞鶴市; -shi) is a city located in Kyoto, Japan, on an inlet of the Sea of Japan. ... Miyazu (宮津市; -shi) is a city located in Kyoto, Japan. ... Mukō (向日市; -shi) is a city located in Kyoto, Japan. ... Nagaokakyō (長岡京市; -shi) is a city located in Kyoto, Japan. ... Nantan (南丹市) is a city located in Kyoto, Japan. ... Uji (Japanese: 宇治市; -shi) is a city on the southern outskirts of the city of Kyoto, on the Keihan line or the JR Nara Line towards Osaka. ... Yawata (八幡市; -shi) is a city located in Kyoto, Japan. ...

Towns and villages

These are the towns and villages in each district: The district (郡; gun) was most recently used as an administrative unit in Japan between 1878 and 1921 and is roughly equivalent to the county of the United States. ...

Kyotamba
Kumiyama
Oyamazaki
Kamoǂ
Kasagi
Kizuǂ
Minamiyamashiro
Seika
Wazuka
Yamashiroǂ
Ide
Ujitawara
Ine
Yosano

ǂ scheduled to merge in future. Funai (船井郡; -gun) is a district located in Kyoto, Japan. ... Kyōtamba (京丹波町, -chō) is a town located in Funai District, Kyoto, Japan. ... Kuse (久世郡; -gun) is a district located in Kyoto, Japan. ... Kumiyama (久御山町; -cho) is a town located in Kuse District, Kyoto, Japan. ... Soraku (相楽郡; Sōraku-gun) is a district located in Kyoto, Japan. ... Kamo (加茂町; -cho) is a town located in Soraku District, Kyoto, Japan. ... Kasagi (笠置町; -cho) is a town located in Soraku District, Kyoto, Japan. ... Kizu (木津町; -cho) is a town located in Soraku District, Kyoto, Japan. ... Minamiyamashiro (南山城村; -mura) is a village located in Soraku District, Kyoto, Japan. ... Seika (精華町; -cho) is a town located in Soraku District, Kyoto, Japan. ... Wazuka (和束町; -cho) is a town located in Soraku District, Kyoto, Japan. ... Yamashiro (山城町; -cho) is a town located in Soraku District, Kyoto, Japan. ... Tsuzuki (綴喜郡; -gun) is a district located in Kyoto, Japan. ... Ide (井手町; -cho) is a town located in Tsuzuki District, Kyoto, Japan. ... Ujitawara (宇治田原町; -cho) is a town located in Tsuzuki District, Kyoto, Japan. ... Yosa (与謝郡; Yosa-gun) is a district located in Kyoto, Japan. ... Ine (伊根町; Ine-chō) is a town located in Yosa District, Kyoto, Japan. ...

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Mergers

(as of March 1, 2006)

  • On April 1, 2004, the towns of Mineyama, Omiya, Amino, Tango, Yasaka and Kumihama merged to form the city of Kyotango. As a result of the merger, Naka, Takeno and Kumano Districts disappeared.
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2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kyotango (京丹後市: Kyōtango-shi, population 67,000) is a city in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Keihoku (京北町; -cho) was a town located in Kitakuwada District, Kyoto, Japan. ... Kitakuwada (北桑田郡; -gun) is a district located in Kyoto, Japan. ... This page is about the city Kyoto. ... The karesansui garden at Ryoan-ji is one of Kyotos most famous sights. ... Tanba (丹波町; -cho) was a town located in Funai District, Kyoto, Japan. ... Mizuho (瑞穂町; -cho) was a town located in Funai District, Kyoto, Japan. ... Wachi (和知町; -cho) was a town located in Funai District, Kyoto, Japan. ... Funai (船井郡; -gun) is a district located in Kyoto, Japan. ... Kyōtamba (京丹波町, -chō) is a town located in Funai District, Kyoto, Japan. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Miwa (三和町; -cho) is a town located in Amata District, Kyoto, Japan. ... Yakuno (夜久野町; -cho) is a town located in Amata District, Kyoto, Japan. ... Amata (天田郡; -gun) is a district located in Kyoto, Japan. ... Oe (大江町; -cho) is a town located in Kasa District, Kyoto, Japan. ... Kasa (加佐郡; -gun) is a district located in Kyoto, Japan. ... Fukuchiyama (福知山市; -shi) is a city located in northern Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, on the Yura River. ... Amata (天田郡; -gun) is a district located in Kyoto, Japan. ... Kasa (加佐郡; -gun) is a district located in Kyoto, Japan. ... Hiyoshi (日吉町; -cho) is a town located in Funai District, Kyoto, Japan. ... Sonobe (園部町; -cho) is a town located in Funai District, Kyoto, Japan. ... Yagi (八木町; -cho) is a town located in Funai District, Kyoto, Japan. ... Funai (船井郡; -gun) is a district located in Kyoto, Japan. ... Miyama (美山町; -cho) is a town located in Kitakuwada District, Kyoto, Japan. ... Kitakuwada (北桑田郡; -gun) is a district located in Kyoto, Japan. ... Nantan is a city located in Kyoto, Japan. ... Kitakuwada (北桑田郡; -gun) is a district located in Kyoto, Japan. ... Kaya (加悦町; Kaya-chō) is a town located in Yosa District, Kyoto, Japan. ... Iwataki (岩滝町; Iwataki-chō) is a town located in Yosa District, Kyoto, Japan. ... Nodagawa (野田川町; Nodagawa-chō) is a town located in Yosa District, Kyoto, Japan. ... Yosa (与謝郡; Yosa-gun) is a district located in Kyoto, Japan. ...

Future mergers

The towns of Kamo, Kizu, and Yamashiro (all fromSouraku District) is scheduled to merge to create the new city of Kizugawa on March 12, 2007. Kamo (加茂町; -cho) is a town located in Soraku District, Kyoto, Japan. ... Kizu (木津町; -cho) is a town located in Soraku District, Kyoto, Japan. ... Yamashiro (山城町; -cho) is a town located in Soraku District, Kyoto, Japan. ... Soraku (相楽郡; Sōraku-gun) is a district located in Kyoto, Japan. ...

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Economy

The city of Kyoto is largely dependent on tourism. Northern Kyoto on the Tango Peninsula has fishing and water transportation, and midland Kyoto has agriculture and forestry. Nintendo the worlds famous video game company is headquartered in Kyoto city. Tourists at Oahu island, Hawaii Tourism is the act of travel for predominantly recreational or leisure purposes, and also refers to the provision of services in support of this act. ... Nintendo Company, Limited (Japanese: 任天堂, ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards, for use in a Japanese playing card game of the same name. ...

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Demographics

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Culture

It is commonly said that to be a Kyoto citizen, one's family has to have lived in Kyoto for ten generations.

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Tourism

The city of Kyoto is one of the most popular tourist spots in Japan, and many people from far and wide visit there. Along with Nara, Kyoto is a favorite location for the graduation trip of Elementary and Junior High schools.


Some of the festivals held in Kyoto are Aoi Matsuri from 544, Gion Matsuri from 869, Ine Matsuri from the Edo-era, Daimonji Gozan Okuribi from 1662, and Jidai Matsuri from 1895. Every shrine and temple holds some sort of event, and many of them are open for public viewing. People and floats fill the streets at the Gion Matsuri. ... Daimonji Gozan no Okuribi (五山送り火), more commonly known as Daimonji-yaki (大文字焼き), is one of the iconic festivals of Kyoto, Japan. ... The Kyoto Jidai Matsuri (Festival of Ages) is held annually in Kyoto, Japan on October 22. ...

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Prefectural symbols

The prefectural flower of Kyoto is the weeping cherry. The Kitayama Sugi is the official tree, and the streaked shearwater the bird that symbolizes the prefecture. Species Several, including: Prunus apetala Prunus avium (Wild/Sweet Cherry) Prunus campanulata Prunus canescens Prunus cerasus (Sour Cherry) Prunus concinna Prunus conradinae Prunus dielsiana Prunus emarginata (Bitter Cherry) Prunus fruticosa Prunus incisa Prunus litigiosa Prunus mahaleb (Saint Lucie Cherry) Prunus maximowiczii Prunus nipponica Prunus pensylvanica (Pin Cherry) Prunus pilosiuscula Prunus... Binomial name Cryptomeria japonica (L. f. ... Genera Procellaria Calonectris Puffinus †See also fulmar, prion, petrel Shearwaters are medium-sized long-winged seabirds. ...

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Sister areas

Kyoto Prefecture has sister relationships with these places:

These relationships are distinct from those of cities in Kyoto Prefecture with other cities.
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External links

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Cities
Ayabe | Fukuchiyama | Joyo | Kameoka | Kyotanabe | Kyotango | Kyoto | Maizuru | Miyazu | Muko | Nagaokakyo | Nantan | Uji | Yawata
Districts
Funai | Kuse | Otokuni | Souraku | Tsuzuki | Yosa
  See also: Towns and villages by district edit

Coordinates: 35°4′N 135°37′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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