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[kee-oh-toh; Japanese kyaw-taw] /kiˈoʊ toʊ; Japanese ˈkyɔ tɔ/
a city on S Honshu, in central Japan: the capital of Japan a.d. 794–1868. Unabridged
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  • We had a picnic luncheon here and returned to Kyoto by train.

    Travels in the Far East

    Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
  • Kyoto was a great city in medieval days, when it was the residence of the Mikado.

    The Critic in the Orient George Hamlin Fitch
  • In the theatre at Kyoto this was curiously borne in upon me.

    Appearances Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
  • Among the porcelains the most famous are those of Kutania, Hizen, and Kyoto.

    The Empire of the East H. B. Montgomery
  • It was at length learned that he had been confined in Kyoto, and had died there November 25, 1872.

    The Gist of Japan R. B. Peery
  • Kyoto, keeper of a questionable resort, plots to obtain her for him.

British Dictionary definitions for Kyoto


/kɪˈəʊtəʊ; ˈkjəʊ-/
a city in central Japan, on S Honshu: the capital of Japan from 794 to 1868; cultural centre, with two universities (1875, 1897). Pop: 1 387 264 (2002 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Kyoto

city in Japan, from kyo + to, both meaning "capital." Founded 794 as Heionkyo "Capital of Calm and Peace," it also has been known as Miyako and Saikyo. Kyoto Protocol so called because it was initially adopted Dec. 11, 1997, in the Japanese city.

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