|• Governor||Takatoshi Nishiwaki|
|• Total||4,612.20 km2 (1,780.78 sq mi)|
(October 1, 2020)
|• Density||560/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||JP-26|
|Prefectural flower||Weeping cherry blossom (Prunus spachiana)|
|Prefectural tree||Kitayama Sugi (Cryptomeria japonica)|
|Prefectural bird||Streaked Shearwater (Calonectris leucomelas)|
|Number of districts||6|
|Number of municipalities||26|
Kyoto Prefecture (京都府, Kyōto-fu) is a prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan on the island of Honshu. The capital is the city of Kyoto.
History[change | change source]
In the Meiji period, Kyoto Prefecture was made from the area of the former Yamashiro Province.
From the 7th century through the late-19th century, the city of Kyoto was the Imperial capital of Japan.
Geography[change | change source]
Kyoto Prefecture is almost in the center of Honshū and of Japan. To the north, it faces the Sea of Japan and Fukui Prefecture. To the south, it faces Osaka and Nara Prefectures. To the east, it faces Mie and Shiga Prefectures. To the west, it faces Hyōgo Prefecture.
Cities[change | change source]
There are fifteen cities in Kyoto Prefecture.
Towns and villages[change | change source]
These are the towns and villages in each district:
Education[change | change source]
Universities[change | change source]
- Kyoto University
- Kyoto University of Education
- Kyoto Institute of Technology
- Kyoto University of Foreign Studies
- Doshisha University
- Ritsumeikan University
- Kyoto Sangyo University (Kyoto Industrial University)
- Ryukoku University
- Bukkyo University
- Otani University
- Kyoto Gakuen University
- Hanazono University
National Parks[change | change source]
National Parks are established in about 6% of the total land area of the prefecture.
Shrines and Temples[change | change source]
The Kamo Shrines (Kamigamo jinja and Shimogamo jinja) are the chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) in the prefecture. 
Related pages[change | change source]
- Provinces of Japan
- Prefectures of Japan
- List of regions of Japan
- List of islands of Japan
- Kyoto Sanga F.C.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kyoto-fu" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 587; "Kansai" at p. 477.
- ↑ Nussbaum, "Kyoto" at pp. 565-587.
- ↑ Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
- ↑ Japan Ministry of the Environment, "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture"; retrieved 2012-3-13.
- ↑ "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 1 Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-3-14.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Kyoto prefecture at Wikimedia Commons
- Official Kyoto Prefecture website (in English)
- Kyoto Prefectural International Center Archived 2012-02-04 at the Wayback Machine
- Kyoto Prefecture Daily Living Guide Archived 2009-03-12 at the Wayback Machine
- Kyoto Tourism Federation Archived 2010-11-12 at the Wayback Machine
- Kyoto Visitors Guide