- a city on S Honshu, in central Japan: the capital of Japan a.d. 794–1868.
Examples from the Web for kioto
The two principal cities, not treaty ports, are Tokio and Kioto.Up To Date Business
Osaka and Kioto are the chief centres of cotton and textile manufactures.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
It is situated about eight miles from Kioto, and thither we went in jinrikishas.Due West
Maturin Murray Ballou
She has had a long journey from the City Royal (Kioto) in her search for the child.Plays of Old Japan
Marie C. Stopes
How could Nagato be at Osaka and at Kioto at one and the same time?The Usurper
- a variant spelling of Kyoto
- 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)
Word Origin and History for kioto
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.