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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Holmes of Kyoto Season 1 Streaming: Watch & Stream Online via Crunchyroll

Coming Soon 10 Jun 2024
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Japanese hospitality wears thin as overtourism takes toll

The Times/The Sunday Times 07 Jun 2024
Unknown people turned up and prowled around their apartment block in the Japanese city of Kyoto. One anonymous Twitter/X user posted a call for it to be burnt down ... “I. World. Asia. Related articles. Tokyo vs Osaka ... Rebecca Hallett ... ....

Exploring the science of Asian elephants: Interview with Sanjeeta Sharma Pokharel

Mongabay 27 May 2024
KATHMANDU — Asian elephants traverse vast distances, ingesting things they encounter as they retrace the ancient paths their ancestors followed ... A post-doctoral fellow at Kyoto University in Japan, Pokharel investigates how elephants adapt physiologically to ecological, climatic and anthropogenic challenges....

Researchers investigate the origin of circatidal rhythms in freshwater snails

Phys Dot Org 27 May 2024
Takumi Yokomizo from Chiba University (at the time of the study, and currently a post-doc researcher at the Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University), revealed that freshwater snails living in tidal environments gradually adjust their biological rhythms to synchronize with the tidal cycles ... Takahashi ... Snails were divided into two groups ... DOI....

Oza Downtown will bring omakases and izakaya eats to Mills 50

Orlando Weekly 24 May 2024
Next month, Liu will open Oza Izakaya, inspired by the sunsets over Mount Fuji and styled after Kyoto's ......