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. Photo: Neep, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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

is a city in Kyoto prefecture, . 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 ". Photo: Inkey, CC BY 2.5.

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


surrounds an inlet of the Sea of Japan, along the northeastern coast of Kyoto Prefecture. Photo: 663highland, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a city in northern Kyoto Prefecture, , on the Yura River. Photo: 663highland, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Kyōtanabe is a city located in the southern part of Kyoto Prefecture, . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

, the meaning of which is roughly bridge in heaven, is a 3.6-km-long, pine tree covered sand bar. Photo: 663highland, CC BY-SA 3.0.


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