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A city of west-central Honshu, Japan, north-northeast of Osaka. Founded in the eighth century, it has long been a cultural, artistic, and religious center. Kyoto was Japan's capital from 794 until 1868, although its political importance declined after the rise of the shoguns (1192).
Kyoto(kɪˈəʊtəʊ; ˈkjəʊ-) or
(Placename) 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)
Kyo•to(kiˈoʊ toʊ, ˈkyoʊ-)
a city on S Honshu, in central Japan: the capital of Japan. 794–1868. 1,472,993.
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|Noun||1.||Kyoto - a city in central Japan on southern Honshu; a famous cultural center that was once the capital of Japan|
Hondo, Honshu - the central and largest of the four main islands of Japan; between the Sea of Japan and the Pacific Ocean; regarded as the Japanese mainland