Kyoto (京都市 Kyōto-shi, pronounced [kʲjoːꜜto.ɕi]; UK /kɪˈt/, US /kiˈ-/, or /ˈkj-/) is a city located in the central part of the island of Honshu, Japan. It has a population close to 1.5 million. Formerly the Imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years, it is now the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture located in the Kansai region, as well as a major part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area. Kyoto is also known as the thousand-year capital.


In Japanese, the city has been called Kyō (), Miyako (), or Kyō no Miyako (京の都). In the 11th century, the city was renamed Kyoto ("capital city"), after the Chinese word for capital city, jingdu (京都). After the city of Edo was renamed Tokyo (meaning "Eastern Capital") in 1868, and the seat of the Emperor was transferred there, Kyoto was known for a short time as Saikyō (西京, meaning "Western Capital").

Obsolete spellings for the city's name include Kioto and Meaco. Another term commonly used to refer to the city in the pre-modern period was Keishi (京師), meaning "metropolis" or "capital".

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CALL ME PINOCCHIO: Big-nosed men have bigger penises, study says

Toronto Sun 05 May 2021
That’s nothing to sneeze at! ... We apologize, but this video has failed to load ... “This study is the first to demonstrate the relationship between stretched penile length and nose size,” wrote researchers from the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, according to the New York Post ... Advertisement. Advertisement ... ....

The larger your nose, the bigger your penis - Japanese study finds

Ghana Web 05 May 2021
Laugh about this, get intrigued or find it as weird as you want but hey, if it is a study giving us such details, then perhaps it is a true finding ... “This study is the first to demonstrate the relationship between stretched penile length and nose size,” wrote researchers from the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, reports the New York Post ... ....

Save Me Mr Tako Creator's Next Project is a Tribute to the Game Boy Advance

Game Rant 30 Apr 2021
The development of Himitsu Project began in 2019, when Christophe Galati spent five months in Kyoto, Japan while staying at an artist's residency named Villa Kojoyama. In an early Patreon post about the game, Galati described a central theme as "secrets and how they turn into shadows" and said the title was "leaning toward the Action RPG genre."....

Global South must lead climate fight

China Daily 17 Apr 2021
The first assault on the Kyoto Protocol was mounted in 2009 at the UN Climate Change Conference in CopenhagenCOP15-where the ideas of historical contributions and "common but differentiated responsibility" as the basis for a post-Kyoto emission-reduction architecture were all but junked....

Tokyo 2020 will be "really difficult" to stage, head of Japanese medical group warns

Inside The Games 14 Apr 2021
  ... "I want to watch their great performances at the Olympics too ... Tokyo reported 591 new infections over the past 24 hours, while Osaka set a new daily record for the prefecture by posting 1,130 cases. Tougher COVID-19 measures have been imposed in Tokyo, Kyoto and Okinawa as well as Osaka, Hyogo and Miyagi because of a spike in infections ... ....

Kyoto Semiconductor Signs Supply and Reseller Agreement With CEL

The Marshall News Messenger 13 Apr 2021
About Kyoto Semiconductor. Kyoto Semiconductor was established in 1980 in Kyoto as a dedicated manufacturer of optical semiconductors ... They are manufactured end-to-end, including pre- and post-processing, and together with Kyoto Semiconductor’s unique packaging technology, at our location in Japan and made available to customers around the world....

Sashimono: The Subtle Art of Japanese Wood Joinery

Interesting Engineering 06 Apr 2021
View this post on Instagram ... View this post on Instagram. Tokyo by way of Kyoto. Two styles make up the bulk of the sashimono tradition, Kyo sashimono (Kyoto style) and Edo sashimono (Tokyo style), both of which have been practiced in Japan for centuries ... View this post on Instagram....

Breath of the Wild map started life as a scale version of Kyoto

Games Radar 05 Mar 2021
Breath of the Wild began life as a prototype based on a map of the Japanese city of Kyoto ... The development team then thought about all the smaller details in Kyoto, like how often you'd run into post boxes, and considered this a template for how often you should encounter landmarks in Breath of the Wild's Hyrule....

Japan Airlines to give away 50,000 free flights to international visitors in 2020

The National 13 Jan 2021
The initiative is supported by Japan’s Tourism Agency and the Japan National Tourism Organisation as a way to encourage visitors coming to the country for the 2020 Summer Olympics to explore more than just the tourist hot-spots such as Tokyo and Kyoto. View this post on Instagram....

Japanese astronaut posts night view of Tainan and Kaohsiung 日籍太空人發布台南、高雄夜景照

Taipei Times 21 Dec 2020
Noguchi has used his Twitter account to post photographs taken from space of the Earth’s surface, including Tokyo, Kyoto, Nagoya and Osaka in Japan as well as Florida, Washington DC and New Orleans in the US ... 4 Noguchi posted an aerial photo of Hong Kong and Macau and another one of Taiwan....

A Pokémon Go Event In Japan Is Probably A Bad Idea Right Now

Kotaku 19 Nov 2020
Yesterday, it was announced that Kyoto city was going forward with a real-world Pokémon Go event to be held on November 22 ... As Mainichi reports, the Pokémon Go City Spotlight was to be held in Kyoto as well as in Busan in South Korea, Auckland in New Zealand, and Tainan in Taiwan ... Posts....

Long-lost picture scrolls of Jokyu Incident found in private home

Asahi News 10 Nov 2020
The victorious shogunate later set up the post of Rokuhara Tandai in Kyoto to strengthen surveillance on the Imperial Court and control western Japan ... The set was lost after it was put on display at the predecessor of the Kyoto National Museum in 1939 ... The scrolls will be shown at a special exhibition at the Museum of Kyoto from April 6 to May 23....

King calls Thailand 'land of compromise' in rare reaction to democracy rallies

Yahoo Daily News 03 Nov 2020
... verifying that King Vajiralongkorn approved, endorsed and ratified official documents during his time on German soil, claimed Pavin Chachavalpongpun is associate professor at Kyoto University’s Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, in the Washington Post. Story continues....