Coordinates: 35°1′47″N 135°45′24″E / 35.02972°N 135.75667°E / 35.02972; 135.75667
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Ward of Kyoto

Top: The Shishinden is a majestic building in the Kyoto Imperial Palace.
Bottom: An Exchange Corner at a kiosk in Demachi Shoutenkai featuring characters from Tamako Market.
Location of Kamigyō-ku in Kyoto
Location of Kamigyō-ku in Kyoto
Kamigyō is located in Japan
Location of Kamigyō-ku in Japan
Coordinates: 35°1′47″N 135°45′24″E / 35.02972°N 135.75667°E / 35.02972; 135.75667
 • Total7.03 km2 (2.71 sq mi)
Highest elevation
77 m (253 ft)
Lowest elevation
46 m (151 ft)
 (October 1, 2020)
 • Total83,832
 • Density12,000/km2 (31,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)

Kamigyō-ku (上京区) is one of the eleven wards in the city of Kyoto, in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. It is located in the center of modern-day Kyoto and was previously part of the northern region of the ancient capital of Kyoto. The Kamo River flows along its eastern border. In the past, this area was known for its royal and upper-class residences in the old capital of Kyoto.

Kamigyō-ku is known for being home to several notable landmarks and cultural institutions, including the Kyoto Imperial Palace, the Kitano Tenmangu Shinto shrine, the Seimei shrine, nishijin-ori textiles, and the headquarters of the Omotesenke and Urasenke schools of Japanese tea ceremony.

As of 2020, the population of Kamigyō-ku was 83,832 people.

The Masugata Shōtengai Shopping District is a location featured in the 2013 anime series "Tamako Market", which was produced by Kyoto Animation.

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