Kyoto, Japan

Area610.22 km²
PopulationClose to 1.5 Million
CurrencyYen (¥)

The City of Kyoto

The City of Kyoto was founded as "Heiankyo" in 794 A.D. It flourished as the capital of Japan for approximately 1,000 years and was the birth site of the quintessential Japanese culture and traditions one finds throughout the country today.

Even after the transfer of the capital to Tokyo with the Meiji Restoration in 1868, Kyoto maintained its position as Japan's cultural capital. It is home of various national treasures worthy of global pride as well as many historical buildings and traditional arts and crafts.

The ancient imperial city of Kyoto, which is located in the Kansai region, is the historical and cultural heart of Japan. It is not only a city of traditional industry but also to a number of large companies with high level technology.