- a city on S Honshu, in central Japan: the capital of Japan a.d. 794–1868.
Examples from the Web for kyoto
It was established in Kyoto in the 1860s according to the yakuza history book Ninkyojuku.
The Kyoto District Court handed down the verdict on March 22.
On the other hand, leaks of methane from natural gas wells could be pushing the U.S. over the Kyoto target for that gas.What's Reducing Carbon Emissions? Natural Gas.
August 17, 2012
Kyoto, Japan, is one of my favorite places for the refinement of the food and the ambiance of the city.Fresh Picks
September 1, 2009
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
- 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 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.