Kyoto Prefecture facts for kids
|Area (rank)||4,612.71 km² (31st)|
|- % water||1.0%|
|Population (March 1, 2011)|
|- Population||2,633,428 (13th)|
|- Density||570.91 /km²|
|- Flower||Weeping cherry blossom (Prunus spachiana)|
|- Tree||Kitayama Sugi (Cryptomeria japonica)|
|- Bird||Streaked Shearwater (Calonectris leucomelas)|
Symbol of Kyoto Prefecture
|Template ■ Discussion|
From the 7th century through the late-19th century, the city of Kyoto was the Imperial capital of Japan.
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.
There are fifteen cities in Kyoto Prefecture.
Towns and villages
These are the towns and villages in each district:
- 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 are established in about 6% of the total land area of the prefecture.
Shrines and Temples
The Kamo Shrines (Kamigamo jinja and Shimogamo jinja) are the chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) in the prefecture.
- Provinces of Japan
- Prefectures of Japan
- List of regions of Japan
- List of islands of Japan
- Kyoto Sanga F.C.
Images for kids
Kyoto Prefecture Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.