Kyoto

Kyōto was the capital of for over a millennium, and carries a reputation as the nation's most beautiful city and its cultural capital. However, visitors may be surprised by how much work they will have to do to see Kyoto's beautiful side.

Popular Destinations

encompasses the urban heart of Japan's former imperial capital. Photo: AlasdairW, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Some of the most picturesque parts of Kyoto are located in , the eastern region of the city, across the Kamo River. Photo: Galileo, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Northern Kyoto is graced with scores of centuries-old shrines and temples, including several World Heritage Sites. Photo: AlasdairW, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is in Kyoto. While this western part of the city is dismissed in most Western guidebooks in a brief paragraph suggesting "other attractions", the area is rightfully very popular with Japanese tourists and well worth a visit. Photo: Fabimaru, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Notable Places in the Area

Tourist attraction
The is the former ruling palace of the Emperor of Japan. Photo: Saigen Jiro, CC0.

Museum
The is one of the major art museums in . Photo: Wiiii, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Museum
The is an art museum in Kyoto, .This Kyoto museum is also known by the English acronym MoMAK. Photo: Wiiii, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Buddhist complex
, formally Otowa-san , is a Buddhist temple in eastern Kyoto. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Destinations

Southern Kyoto covers a large part of Japan's former capital, stretching from the Ōharano area in the west to Fushimi-ku, Daigo, and the southern tip of Higashiyama-ku in the east. Photo: Grialte, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Localities in the Area

Suburb
Ukyō-ku is one of the eleven wards in the city of Kyoto, in , . Photo: bluelotus, CC BY 2.0.

Suburb
is one of the eleven wards in the city of Kyoto, in , . Photo: Hahifuheho, CC0.

Suburb
is one of the eleven wards in the city of Kyoto, in , . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Kyoto

Latitude
35.0131° or 35° 0' 47.3" north
Longitude
135.7567° or 135° 45' 24.1" east
Population
1,480,000
IATA airport code
UKY
United Nations Location Code
JP UKY
Elevation
50 metres (164 feet)
Open­Street­Map ID
node 533681139
Geo­Names ID
1857910
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  • Yue Chinese: 京都
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