Daidairi (大内裏, palace in the center) and the cityscape of Heian-kyō (miniature model at the Kyoto City Life-long Learning Center)
Miniature model of the ancient capital Heian-kyō
Legendary Emperor Jimmu (神武天皇)
Old map of Kyoto
Perspective Pictures of Places in Japan: Sanjūsangen-dō in Kyoto
Toyoharu, c. 1772–1781
Samurai warriors battling Mongols during the Mongol invasions of Japan, depicted in the
Schematic diagram of Heian-kyō
Emperor Meiji (明治天皇); 1852–1912
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Japan's imperial ambitions ended on September 2, 1945, with the country's surrender to the Allies.
The Japanese archipelago
Mount Fuji in Spring, view from Arakurayama Sengen Park
Autumn maple leaves at Kongōbu-ji on Mount Kōya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
The National Diet Building
Japan is a member of both the G7 and the G20.
JMSDF class destroyer
The Tokyo Stock Exchange
A rice paddy in Aizu, Fukushima Prefecture
A plug-in hybrid car manufactured by Toyota. Japan is the third-largest maker of motor vehicles in the world.
The Japanese Experiment Module (Kibō) at the International Space Station
Japan Airlines, the flag carrier of Japan
The Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant
The Greater Tokyo Area is ranked as the most populous metropolitan area in the world.
The torii of Itsukushima Shinto Shrine near Hiroshima
Kanji and hiragana signs
Students celebrating after the announcement of the results of the entrance examinations to the University of Tokyo
12th-century illustrated handscroll of The Tale of Genji, a National Treasure
Noh performance at a Shinto shrine
Young ladies celebrate Coming of Age Day (成人の日) in Harajuku, Tokyo
A plate of nigiri-zushi
Sumo wrestlers form around the referee during the ring-entering ceremony

It was the official capital of Japan for over one thousand years, from 794 to 1868 with an interruption in 1180.

- Heian-kyō

Japan has been inhabited since the Upper Paleolithic period (30,000 BC), though the first written mention of the archipelago appears in a Chinese chronicle (the Book of Han) finished in the 2nd century AD. Between the 4th and 9th centuries, the kingdoms of Japan became unified under an emperor and the imperial court based in Heian-kyō.

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Kyoto seen from Mount Atago in the northwest corner of the city
Light blue represents the Kyoto metropolitan area defined by Kyōto Toshiken Jichitai Network and blue represents Kyoto MEA.
Kyoto International Conference Center
Kyoto City Hall
Kyoto Economic Center
Nintendo main headquarters
Kyoto University
Kansai Airport express Haruka at Kyōto Station
Inside Kyōto Station
Railway map around Kyoto City
Shinkansen at Kyoto Station
An express service bound for Kokusaikaikan Station of the Karasuma Line is running on Kintetsu Kyoto Line
Platform screen doors at Higashiyama Station of the Tōzai Line
A typical Kyoto Municipal Bus
Shijō Street
Kyoto and Karasuma Street seen from Kyoto Tower
Expressway map around Kyoto City. Roads and junctions under planning are shown by dotted lines.
Tourists on street near Kiyomizu-dera
Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum
Kyoto Botanical Garden
A tsukemono shop on Nishiki Street
A monk by the Katsura River in Arashiyama
Ponto-chō Street
Geishas in Kyoto
Sanga Stadium by Kyocera, home of Kyoto Sanga FC.
18th-century map with the Japanese capital "Meaco"
Kyōto Station (2018)
Teramachi (2018)
Kawaramachi (2017)
Kyoto Skylines from Kiyomizu-dera(2015)
Kyoto International Manga Museum (2008)
Rakutō (Yamashina)
Rakutō (Lake Biwa Canal)
Rakusai (Katsura)
Rakusai (Arashiyama)
Rakunan (Momoyama)
Rakunan (Fushimi)
Rakuhoku (Kitaōji)
Rakuhoku (Kamigamo)
Shimogamo Shrine
Kamigamo Shrine(Kamo Shrine)
Emperor Kanmu
Daidairi (palace in the center) and the cityscape of Heian-kyō
Ōnin War
Nijō Castle
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Jurakudai
Sanjō Ōhashi (The Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō)
Perspective Pictures of Places in Japan: Sanjūsangen-dō in Kyoto
Fushimi Castle
Kinmon incident
Battle of Toba–Fushimi (Boshin War)
View of Kyoto from beside the Hondō of Kiyomizudera. – 1879<ref>{{Cite web |url=https://coololdphotos.com/beautiful-kiyomizu-dera-temple-in-kyoto-japan-c-1879/ |title=Beautiful Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto, Japan c. 1879 |last=Tom |date=2015-08-25 |website=Cool Old Photos |language=en-US |access-date=2019-03-03 |archive-date=2019-03-06 |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20190306043552/https://coololdphotos.com/beautiful-kiyomizu-dera-temple-in-kyoto-japan-c-1879/ |url-status=live }}</ref>
Nanzenji aqueduct
Kamigamo Shrine
Tō-ji
Kiyomizu-dera
Saihō-ji
Tenryū-ji
Kinkaku-ji
Ryōan-ji
Nishi Hongan-ji
Nijō Castle
Daigo-ji
Ginkaku-ji
Ninna-ji
Kōzan-ji
Gion Matsuri
Aoi Matsuri
Jidai Matsuri
Gozan no Okuribi
Kyocera Sanga Stadium (Kameoka)
Takebishi Stadium Kyoto (Kyoto Nishikyogoku Athletic Park)
Wakasa Stadium Kyoto (Kyoto Nishikyogoku Athletic Park)
Hannaryz Arena (Kyoto Municipal Gymnasium)
Kyoto Racecourse

Kyoto (Japanese: 京都, Kyōto ), officially Kyoto City (京都市), is the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture in Japan.

The original city, named Heian-kyō, was arranged in accordance with traditional Chinese feng shui following the model of the ancient Chinese capital of Chang'an/Luoyang.

Kamakura shogunate

This wooden Kongorikishi statue was created during the Kamakura shogunate during 14th-century Japan. It originally guarded the gate to Ebara-dera, a temple in Sakai, Osaka.
Minamoto no Yoritomo's goes to Kyoto at beginning of the Kamakura Shogunate
Grave of Minamoto no Yoritomo
Site of Hōjō Takatoki's death

The Kamakura shogunate (鎌倉幕府) was the feudal military government of Japan during the Kamakura period from 1185 to 1333.

Yoritomo governed Japan as military dictator from the eastern city of Kamakura with the Emperor of Japan and his Imperial Court in the official capital city of Heian-kyō (Kyoto) as figureheads.

Shōsōin

Nara period

The Nara period (奈良時代) of the history of Japan covers the years from CE 710 to 794.

The Nara period (奈良時代) of the history of Japan covers the years from CE 710 to 794.

Shōsōin
The East Pagoda of Yakushi-ji temple was built in 730, during the Nara period
Seated Bhaisajyaguru

Except for a five-year period (740–745), when the capital was briefly moved again, it remained the capital of Japanese civilization until Emperor Kanmu established a new capital, Nagaoka-kyō, in 784, before moving to Heian-kyō, modern Kyoto, a decade later in 794.

Works such as the Kojiki and the Nihon Shoki were political, used to record and therefore justify and establish the supremacy of the rule of the emperors within Japan.

Traditional site of Kusuba-no-Miya Palace in Osaka Prefecture

Capital of Japan

Traditional site of Kusuba-no-Miya Palace in Osaka Prefecture
1/1000 scale model of Fujiwara-kyō, held by Kashihara-shi Fujiwara-kyō reference room
1/1000 scale model of Heijō-kyō, held by Nara City Hall
1/1000 scale model of Heian-kyō, held by Kyoto City Heiankyo Sosei-Kan Museum

The current capital of Japan is Tokyo.

From 794 through 1868, the Emperor lived in Heian-kyō, modern-day Kyoto.