Kyoto Prefecture is in the region of . It contains both a coastal region to the north, and broad, more densely populated basins in the south.

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Kyōto was the capital of for over a millennium, and carries a reputation as the nation's most beautiful city and its cultural capital.

encompasses the urban heart of Japan's former imperial capital.

Some of the most picturesque parts of are located in , the eastern region of the city, across the Kamo River.

Northern Kyoto is graced with scores of centuries-old shrines and temples, including several World Heritage Sites.


is a city in , . Two of 's historic monuments, Byōdō-in Buddhist temple and Ujigami Shinto Shrine, have been inscribed as World Heritage sites as part of "Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto ".

, the meaning of which is roughly bridge in heaven, is a 3.6-km-long, pine tree covered sand bar.

is a city in Kyoto Prefecture, . The most convenient airport is probably Osaka Itami Airport, which is about 1 hr 30 min away by car.

is in Kyoto Prefecture, . Both Kintetsu Railway and JR Railway have lines running through .

is in , . The small, quiet village of lies a short distance north from .

surrounds an inlet of the Sea of Japan, along the northeastern coast of Kyoto Prefecture.


  • Location: , , ,
  • Population: 2,590,000
  • United Nations Location Code: JP KYT
  • Latitude of center: 35.25° or 35° 15' north
  • Longitude of center: 135.4333° or 135° 26' east
  • Elevation: 258 meters (846 feet)
  • Neighbors: , , , , , , and
  • GeoNames ID: 1857907

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