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Kyoto photos 1997


Japan facts & history in brief


on Honshu Island, about 45 kilometres inland from Osaka, one of Japan's largest cities.
Kyoto was Japan's capital from A.D. 794 to 1868.
An important religious centre, with many Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, the home of many of the country's cultural treasures.
The beautiful Golden Pavilion, was built in 1394 and was restored in the 1950's.
Weaving, dyeing silks, exquisite textiles, ceramics, lacquer, and cloisonne goods are the important industries.
Emperor Kammu established Kyoto, Japan's capital in A.D. 794, as Heiankyo, (Capital of peace and tranquillity).
It was also called Miyako, (Imperial city), or Kyoto, (Capital city).
Tokyo replaced Kyoto as the capital in 1868.
Tokyo is an anagram of Kyoto.
Playing with letters that is.

Population nearly 2 million.

Plenty of history and attractions.

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