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Member Regional Governments Japan Kyoto Prefecture Introduction

Keiji Yamada

  • NationJapan
  • Government NameKyoto Prefecture
  • GovernorKeiji Yamada

Symbol

Emblem

Emblem

 

Tree

Tree

Kitayamasugi

Bird

Bird

Calonectris leucomelas

Flower

Flower

Shidare-Zakura

History

  • From the end of the Nara Period (794), Kyoto has functioned as the crossroads of Japanese history. From its beginnings as the Kunikyo and Nagaokakyo settlements until the Emperor moved to Tokyo, it was the capital of Japan for over 1000 years. The Meiji Restoration returned Japan to imperial rule in 1868. Emperor Meiji, who was now the absolute sovereign, went to stay in Tokyo during the next year. The imperial court has not returned to Kyoto since then. The subsequent reorganization of the old provincial system merged the former Tango Province, Yamashiro Province and the eastern part of Tanba Province into today's Kyoto Prefecture.

Topographic Features

  • Kyoto prefecture is at the center of the Japanese archipelago, and its area of 4,613.13㎢ covers 1.2 % of the archipelago, making it the 31st largest of the 47 prefectures.
  • The Japan Sea (East Sea) and Fukui Prefecture lie towards its north, OsakaPrefecture and Nara Prefecture lie in its south, whilst Mie and Shiga prefectures are located towards its east.
  • Kyoto Prefecture, which is long and narrow from north to south, has the Tanba highlands positioned roughly at its center, dividing the climate of the region into two varieties, the Japan Sea (East Sea) variety and the continental variety. The coast line in the Tango and Chutan regions is a saw tooth formation, and is blessed with many scenic spots and good ports.
  • The area between Chutan and the Chubu region is mainly highlands. The Katsura and Yura Rivers flow from the Tanba highlands, and the Kameoka basin, Fukuchiyama basin and other small basins are located along their path. The Yamashiro Basin, sprawls out over the Kyoto, Otokuni, Yamashirochubu and Soraku regions centered on the confluence of the Katsura, Uji, and Kizu rivers.

Basic Information

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Geography/Climate
  • Area: 4,613㎢
  • Location: 35˚47′~ 34˚42′north latitude and 134˚51′~136˚03′east longitude
  • Climate: average temperature 15.6℃, annual precipitation 1,545.4㎜
Population
  • Population: 2,627,304 (2012. 10. 1)
  • Household: 1,135,485 (2012. 10. 1)
Major events
  • January: Kemarihajime
  • April: Kamogawa Odori
  • May: Miyako Odori, Aoi Festival
  • June: Ogata Festival
  • July: Gion Festival
  • August: Toro Nagashi Festival, Daimonji Gozan Okuribi
  • October: Ujicha Festival, Kurama Fire Festival, Kameoka Festival
  • November: Tayama Hana Odori
  • December: Okera-Mairi Festival
Tourist Attractions
  • Kyoto prefecture has a number of tourist attractions, including 17 shrines, temples and castles listed as World Cultural Heritages and beautiful landscapes.
  • World Cultural Heritages Kamigamo Shrine, Kamomioya Shrine, Toji Temple, Kiyomizutera, Enryakuji, Ujigami Shrine, Rokuonji Temple, Saihouji Temple, Nijo Castle etc.
  • Others Amanohashidate, Funaya (Boat Houses) of Ine, Goro Sky Tower(Gorogadake Park), Kyoto Station Building, Panorama Village, Ouchi Toge Ichijikan’Park, Shotenkyo sandbar, Togetsukyo Bridge, Uji Bridge and etc.

Economic Status

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Economy
  • GRDP(nominal): ¥10,029.7 bln
  • Per Capita Income: ¥2,895,000
  • Fiscal Budget(2008) - General Account: ¥822,373 mln - Special Account: ¥236,739 mln
Industry
  • Industrial Structure - Primary industry: 2.7%, - Secondary industry: 25% - Tertiary industry: 69.6%, - Others : 2.3%
Products
  • Agricultural and Fisheries Product: Ujicha, Kyo vegetable, Tamba pine mushroom, Tamba chestnut, Tamba wine, sweet fish, yellow tail, crab, tango torigai
  • Industrial product: Electronic device components(IC, silicon transistor, small motor), Lead Acid Battery, electronic control equipments, physical and chemical appliances
  • Specialty Product: Nishijin Textile, Tango Crepe, Kyo-Yuzen and Kyo-Komon, Kyo-yaki and Kiyomizu-yaki, Kurodani Japanese Paper, Kyo doll and etc.

Others

  • Contact:Ministry of Policy Planning, Department of Planning
  • Address: 京都市 上京区 下立売通新町 西入藪ノ內町
  • Tel.:+81-075-414-4341
  • Fax.:+81-075-414-4363
  • Official Website : http://www.pref.kyoto.jp