Sites & cities that bear the name of Kyoto


Today in : Japan
First trace of activity : ca. 6th century C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : 平安京, Heian-kyō, 京, Kyō, 都, Miyako, 京の都, Kyō no Miyako, 京都, Saikyō, 西京, Kioto, Miaco, Meaco, Keishi, 京師

Description : Kyoto (京都, Kyōto, ; Japanese: [kʲoːꜜto] (listen)), officially Kyoto City (京都市, Kyōto-shi, Japanese: [kʲoːtoꜜɕi] (listen)), is the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture, located in the Kansai region of Japan. For over a thousand years, Kyoto was the Imperial capital of Japan but is now a major part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area.

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