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.

Kyoto Photos

Popular Destinations

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

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 kilometer long, pine tree covered sand bar.

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

Kyoto Hotels

My Destination
Travel Dates


Maps of Kyoto

Other Names for Kyoto

French: Kyoto, French: Préfecture de Kyoto, German: Kyōto, Italian: Prefettura di Kyoto, Japanese: Kyōto-fu, Japanese: きょうと, Japanese: きょうとふ, Japanese: キョウト, Japanese: キョウトフ, Japanese: 京都, Japanese: 京都府, Korean: 교토 부, Portuguese: Quioto, Spanish: Prefectura de Kioto
A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.

Your World is Without Borders

Popular Destinations in Kansai

Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, excluding photos, directions and the map.
About Mapcarta. Thanks to Mapbox for providing amazing maps. Based on the page Kyoto. See this page's contributions. Photos provided by Flickr under the copyright of their owners. Mapcarta uses the Flickr API but is not endorsed or certified by Flickr. Please contact us if you'd prefer to remove your Flickr photos from Mapcarta.