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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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....

How Richard Nixon ‘Stole’ This Photo and Twisted It Into a Campaign Slogan

PetaPixel 17 Oct 2020
Sometimes the composition is corrected later in the post, sometimes pictures of casual moments are staged, and sometimes the story behind the photograph is completely different from the reality that the photo purports to portray ... View this post on Instagram. Kyoto, Japan ... A post shared by Elliott Erwitt (@elliotterwitt) on Jul 23, 2020 at 1.26pm PDT....

‘Illegal thoughts’: how some exiled critics of Thai king are fueling a revolt

Japan Times 10 Sep 2020
Protesters say writings and social media posts by the critics, including a Kyoto University professor, have helped to loosen the taboo on questioning the monarchy ... ....

2 doctors indicted on murder charges of ALS patient

Asahi News 14 Aug 2020
The Kyoto District Public Prosecutors Office on Aug ... Investigative sources said the woman, 51, who suffered from the incurable disease, had posted online that she wanted to die ... According to the indictment, the two doctors visited the ALS patient’s apartment in Kyoto’s Nakagyo Ward between around 5.21 p.m....

11 of the best music videos from lockdown

BBC News 08 Aug 2020
Skip Youtube post by Evanescence ... End of Youtube post by Evanescence ... Skip Youtube post by HaimVEVO ... End of Youtube post by HaimVEVO ... Skip Youtube post by GRM Daily ... End of Youtube post by GRM Daily ... Skip Youtube post by Thao & The Get Down Stay Down ... End of Youtube post by Thao & The Get Down Stay Down ... Skip Youtube post by Megan Thee Stallion....

Murder suspect hoped to emulate ‘mercy killing’ doctor in manga

Asahi News 28 Jul 2020
KYOTO--A doctor accused of murdering an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patient had posted online messages about concealing acts of euthanasia and suggesting prices for mercy killing services, investigative source said ... ALS patients and their families posted their views of euthanasia as well as examples of cases that led to slower breathing....

5G et au-delà : La photodiode à haute vitesse KP-H dotée d’une puce-sur-porteur à lentille intégrée ...

Maryville Daily Forum 02 Jul 2020
Kyoto Semiconductor Co., Ltd ... À propos de Kyoto Semiconductor ... Ils sont fabriqués de bout en bout, pré et post processus inclus, avec la technologie de packaging unique de Kyoto Semiconductor, dans nos locaux au Japon, pour être expédiés à nos clients du monde entier ... © 2020 Kyoto Semiconductor, Co Ltd ... Kyoto Semiconductor Co., Ltd....

5G and Beyond: Kyoto Semiconductor’s KP-H High-speed Photodiode With Lens-integrated Chip-on-carrier Achieves Bandwidth of 40GHz

Odessa American 29 Jun 2020
Kyoto Semiconductor Co., Ltd ... About Kyoto Semiconductor ... 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 ... © 2020 Kyoto Semiconductor, Co Ltd ... Kyoto Semiconductor Co., Ltd....

Man arrested over deadly 2019 arson at Japan’s Kyoto Animation

The Himalayan 27 May 2020
Police had issued an arrest warrant for Shinji Aoba at the time of the fire but had been unable to question him after he suffered serious burns in the blaze at Kyoto Animation ... The post Man arrested over deadly 2019 arson at Japan’s Kyoto Animation appeared first on The Himalayan Times....

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