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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Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja are all lovey-dovey as they enjoy the sights of Kyoto, Japan - view pics

Bollywood Life 18 Jun 2019
Sonam Kapoor and husband Anand Ahuja are holidaying in Kyoto, Japan. The actress has been posting pictures of the two, enjoying icecreams, posing against the backdrop of the tourist monuments and relishing the world famous Japanese cuisine ... Kyoto is one of the largest cities in Japan but is full of heritage landmarks like temples and old structures....

Japanese investor working on Electronics Solution for moth repellents

Sri Lanka News 12 Jun 2019
We are now in discussion with a few Entrepreneurs in setting up outsourcecentres in other parts of Sri Lanka’s hinterland.” Mikasa first decided to invest in Sri Lanka based on a friendship with Merrick Gooneratne who has done his Post Graduate Studies in Kyoto University, who ......

Tea hut found in Kyoto, site of plot to oust Tokugawa clan

Asahi News 31 May 2019
Kyoto-based historian Ryoko Harada made the discovery while visiting the demolition site of Okubo's former residence in Kamigyo Ward in early May ... The tea hut includes such materials as an alcove post made of Japanese red pine, according to the Kyoto city government’s section in charge of the protection of cultural property....

Man arrested for threatening to kill AKB48 spin-off group member

Kyodo 20 May 2019
AKS Co., a management company for NGT48, came under criticism for its handling of Yamaguchi's case as it did not reveal the incident until she referred to it in a Twitter post. The Niigata prefectural police said Domoto from Kyoto ......

Kyoto post office delivery driver disappears with van

Japan Times 15 May 2019
The driver of a post office delivery van carrying dozens of parcels who went missing along with the van last week in Kyoto has still ... ....

4 countries with the cleanest air in the world

The Jakarta Post 13 May 2019
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Raghava Lawrence overwhelmed with Chiranjeevi’s donation to his trust; attributes his career to the superstar

Pinkvilla 19 Apr 2019
View this post on Instagram Ran into one of my favourite actors, Superstar Chiranjeevi Garu at Kyoto airport! What a pleasant surprise .-) ... A post shared by Aamir Khan (@_aamirkhan) on Apr 6, 2019 at 5.25pm PDT The film which is releasing today is one of the most anticipated films of this year ... First Post ....

Aamir Khan bumps into Chiranjeevi at Kyoto Airport, shares heartwarming pic

The Siasat Daily 07 Apr 2019
New Delhi. Bollywood actor Aamir Khan recently posted a picture with Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi Garu on Twitter, after the two bumped into each other at Kyoto Airport in Japan ... Ran into one of my favorite actors, Superstar Chiranjeevi Garu at Kyoto airport! What a pleasant surprise.-) ... You are always such an inspiration sir. Love.” Source. ANI ... ....

When Aamir Khan ran into megastar Chiranjeevi, it was a fanboy moment for the Lal Singh Chaddha actor - view post

Bollywood Life 07 Apr 2019
The superstar of Bollywood, Aamir Khan ran into the superstar of Telugu Cinema, Chiranjeevi at Kyoto International airport ... Aamir Khan who is isn't a big social media person himself, couldn't help post a picture with the megastar ... a.' Have a look at his post here......

Profit Before People: Why India Has Silenced Greenpeace

New Matilda 29 Mar 2019
... to India’s post-colonial developmental paradigm ... More than a decade from Bali where global negotiations for post-Kyoto commitments began, and four years since the Paris climate accord, the climate predictions for the Indian subcontinent are dire ... The post Profit Before People....

Kyoto academic used tampered quake charts in Science article

Asahi News 27 Mar 2019
KYOTO--An earthquake scientist at Kyoto University here falsified and plagiarized charts used in an academic paper published in the U.S ... The article was translated into English and posted on the AJW site but with the announcement by Kyoto University, the article has been removed....

Yamanashi Kyoto Management Says Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank Have Initiated Merger Talks

Market Watch 18 Mar 2019
Financial researchers from Yamanashi Kyoto Management have noted that two of Germany’s biggest banks have entered into discussions into a potential merger that would result in becoming a mega banking institution ... Analysts from Yamanashi Kyoto Management did highlight that it did not imply there was any guarantee of a potential deal....

Kyoto's sleeping beauty: Gigantic inflatable Japanese doll forced to lie down

Kyodo 17 Mar 2019
Interest in a gigantic inflatable "kokeshi" Japanese doll in Kyoto ballooned recently on social media when local authorities requested exhibition organizers to display it lying on its side ... 16 as part of the Kyoto Power of Culture Project. The event aims to promote Kyoto's cultural attractions ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games....