Kyoto

Kyoto

京都市
Kyoto City
From top left: Tō-ji, Gion Matsuri in modern Kyoto, Fushimi Inari-taisha, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Kiyomizu-dera, Kinkaku-ji, Ponto-chō and Maiko, Ginkaku-ji, Cityscape from Higashiyama and Kyoto Tower
From top left: Tō-ji, Gion Matsuri in modern Kyoto, Fushimi Inari-taisha, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Kiyomizu-dera, Kinkaku-ji, Ponto-chō and Maiko, Ginkaku-ji, Cityscape from Higashiyama and Kyoto Tower
Flag of Kyoto
Flag
Official logo of Kyoto
Logo
Location of Kyoto in Kyoto Prefecture
Location of Kyoto in Kyoto Prefecture
Kyoto is located in Japan
Kyoto
Kyoto
 
Coordinates: 35°0′42″N 135°46′6″E / 35°0′42″N 135°46′6″E / 35.01167; 135.76833
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureKyoto Prefecture
Government
 • MayorDaisaku Kadokawa
Area
 • Total827.83 km2 (319.63 sq mi)
Highest elevation
971 m (3,186 ft)
Lowest elevation
9 m (30 ft)
Population
(October 1, 2015)[1]
 • Total1,475,183
 • Estimate 
(2017)[2]
1,472,027
 • Density1,800/km2 (4,600/sq mi)
 • DID[3]
1,407,087
 • DID[3] density9,797/km2 (25,370/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeWeeping Willow, Japanese Maple and Katsura
- FlowerCamellia, Azalea and Sugar Cherry
Phone number075-222-3111
Address488 Teramachi-Oike, Nakagyō-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu
604-8571
Website
Kyoto
Kyoto (Chinese characters).svg
"Kyoto" in kanji
Japanese name
Kanji京都
Hiraganaきょうと
Katakanaキョウト

Kyoto (京都, Kyōto, /;[4] Japanese: [kʲoːꜜto] (About this soundlisten)), officially Kyoto City (京都市, Kyōto-shi, Japanese: [kʲoːtoꜜɕi] (About this soundlisten)), is the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture, located in the Kansai region of Japan. It is most well known in Japanese history for being the former Imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years, as well as a major part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area.

Name

18th-century map with the Japanese capital "Meaco"

In Japanese, Kyoto was previously called Kyō (), Miyako (), or Kyō no Miyako (京の都). In the 11th century, the city was renamed Kyoto ("capital city"), from the Chinese calligraphic, jingdu (京都).[5] After the city of Edo was renamed Tokyo (東京, meaning "Eastern Capital") in 1868, and the seat of the Emperor was moved there, Kyoto was for a short time known as Saikyō (西京, meaning "Western Capital"). Kyoto is also sometimes called the thousand-year capital (千年の都).

The National Diet never officially passed any law designating a capital.[6] Foreign spellings for the city's name have included Kioto, Miaco and Meaco, utilised mainly by Dutch cartographers. Another term commonly used to refer to the city in the pre-modern period was Keishi (京師), meaning "urba" or "capital".[7]

Other Languages
адыгабзэ: Киото
Afrikaans: Kioto
አማርኛ: ክዮቶ
العربية: كيوتو
ܐܪܡܝܐ: ܩܝܘܛܘ
asturianu: Kyoto
azərbaycanca: Kioto
تۆرکجه: کیوتو
bamanankan: Kyoto
বাংলা: কিয়োটো
Bân-lâm-gú: Kiaⁿ-to͘-chhī
башҡортса: Киото
беларуская: Кіёта
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Кіёта
Bikol Central: Kyoto, Hapon
български: Киото
Boarisch: Kioto
བོད་ཡིག: ཁེཡོ་ཐྲོ།
brezhoneg: Kyoto
буряад: Киото
català: Kyoto
Cebuano: Kyoto
čeština: Kjóto
Chamoru: Kyoto
Chi-Chewa: Kyoto
chiTumbuka: Kyoto
Cymraeg: Kyoto
dansk: Kyoto
Deutsch: Kyōto
ཇོང་ཁ: ཀི་ཡ་ཊོ
eesti: Kyōto
Ελληνικά: Κιότο
español: Kioto
Esperanto: Kioto
euskara: Kyoto
eʋegbe: Kyoto
فارسی: کیوتو
føroyskt: Kyoto
français: Kyoto
Gaeilge: Kyōto
Gàidhlig: Kyoto
galego: Quioto
Gĩkũyũ: Kyoto
𐌲𐌿𐍄𐌹𐍃𐌺: 𐌺𐌹𐌰𐌿𐍄𐌰𐌿
한국어: 교토시
հայերեն: Կիոտո
हिन्दी: क्योटो
hrvatski: Kyoto
Ido: Kyoto
Bahasa Indonesia: Kyoto
Interlingue: Kyoto
ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ/inuktitut: ᑭᐆᑐ
Iñupiak: Kyoto
Ирон: Киото
íslenska: Kyoto
italiano: Kyoto
עברית: קיוטו
Basa Jawa: Kyoto
kalaallisut: Kyoto
ქართული: კიოტო
қазақша: Киото
Kiswahili: Kyoto
Кыргызча: Киото
Latina: Kyotum
latviešu: Kioto
lietuvių: Kiotas
Luganda: Kyoto
magyar: Kiotó
मैथिली: क्योटो
македонски: Кјото
മലയാളം: ക്യോത്തോ
Māori: Kyoto
मराठी: क्योतो
მარგალური: კიოტო
مصرى: كيوتو
مازِرونی: کیوتو (شهر)
Bahasa Melayu: Kyoto
монгол: Киото
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ကျိုတိုမြို့
Nederlands: Kioto (stad)
Nēhiyawēwin / ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ: ᑭᔪᑐ
नेपाली: क्योटो
नेपाल भाषा: क्योटो
日本語: 京都市
нохчийн: Киото
norsk: Kyoto
norsk nynorsk: Kyoto
occitan: Quiòto
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Kyoto
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਕਿਓਤੋ
پنجابی: کیوٹو
Piemontèis: Kyōto
polski: Kioto
Ποντιακά: Κιότο
português: Quioto
Qaraqalpaqsha: Kyoto
română: Kyoto
Runa Simi: Kyōto
русский: Киото
саха тыла: Киото
Scots: Kyoto
Setswana: Kyoto
shqip: Kyoto
sicilianu: Kyotu
සිංහල: ක්යෝතෝ
Simple English: Kyoto
slovenčina: Kjóto (mesto)
slovenščina: Kjoto
Soomaaliga: Kyoto
српски / srpski: Кјото
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Kjoto
Basa Sunda: Kyoto
suomi: Kioto
svenska: Kyoto
தமிழ்: கியோத்தோ
Taqbaylit: Kyoto
татарча/tatarça: Kioto
тоҷикӣ: Кёто
ᏣᎳᎩ: ᎩᏲᏙ
Tsetsêhestâhese: Kyoto
Türkçe: Kyoto
Twi: Kyoto
удмурт: Киото
українська: Кіото
اردو: کیوتو
vèneto: Kyoto
vepsän kel’: Kioto
Tiếng Việt: Kyōto (thành phố)
Volapük: Kyoto
文言: 京都市
Winaray: Kyoto
Wolof: Kyoto
吴语: 京都市
ייִדיש: קיאטא
粵語: 京都
žemaitėška: Kijuots
中文: 京都市