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京都 Kyoto



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京都 - Kyoto

  • Prefecture's Bird: Streaked Shearwater
  • Prefecture's Tree: Kitayama Sugi
  • Prefecture's Flower: Weeping Cherry Tree

CAPITAL : Kyoto

Kyoto was Japan's capital for over 1000 years and is still the Japanese cultural capital today.

Nintendo is headquartered in Kyoto.

Here is the PDF of the brochure for Tofuku Temple. It has Japanese and some English. Tofuku-ji PDF [530 kb]

二条城 Nijo Castle was commissioned by Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1601. Ironically it was place in 1867 where Tokugawa Yoshinobu ceremoniously returned power to the Emperor. Nijoujou Brochure Page 1 [JPG 205 kb] Page 2 [JPG 163 kb]

Links:
京都 - Yahoo! Japan's Kyoto Page
Kyoto Prefecture homepage
Kyoto Visitors Guide
Nijo Castle


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