Kyoto

geographical name
Kyo·​to | \ ˈkyō-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce Kyoto (audio) \

Definition of Kyoto

city in west central Honshu, Japan, north-northeast of Osaka population 1,474,015

Note: Kyoto served as the capital of Japan 794–1869.

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“Kyoto.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kyoto. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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