Capital city of Kyoto Prefecture in Japan.- Kyoto
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Largest and most populous main island of Japan.
As the historical center of Japanese cultural and political power, the island includes several past Japanese capitals, including Kyōto, Nara and Kamakura.
Division of Japanese history running from approximately 1336 to 1573.
The period ended in 1573 when the 15th and last shogun of this line, Ashikaga Yoshiaki, was driven out of the capital in Kyoto by Oda Nobunaga.
Island country in East Asia.
Tokyo is the nation's capital and largest city, followed by Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Kobe, and Kyoto.
Civil war in Japan fought from 1868 to 1869 between forces of the ruling Tokugawa shogunate and those seeking to return political power to the Imperial Court.
However, military movements by imperial forces, partisan violence in Edo, and an imperial decree promoted by Satsuma and Chōshū abolishing the House of Tokugawa led Yoshinobu to launch a military campaign to seize the emperor's court in Kyoto.
The Honnō-ji Incident (本能寺の変) was the death place of Oda Nobunaga, where he committed seppuku at the Honnō-ji temple in Kyoto on 21 June 1582.
Capital and largest city of Japan.
Following the end of the shogunate in 1868, the imperial capital in Kyoto was moved to the city, which was renamed Tokyo (literally "eastern capital").
Kyoto University (京都大学), or KyotoU, is a public research university located in Kyoto, Japan.
Period in Japanese history of near-constant civil war and social upheaval from 1467–1615.
Although the Ashikaga shogunate had retained the structure of the Kamakura shogunate and instituted a warrior government based on the same socio-economic rights and obligations established by the Hōjō with the Jōei Code in 1232, it failed to win the loyalty of many daimyō, especially those whose domains were far from the capital, Kyoto.
Former name of Tokyo.
After the Meiji Restoration in 1868 the Meiji government renamed Edo as Tokyo (, "Eastern Capital") and relocated the Emperor from the historic capital of Kyoto to the city.
Former ruling palace of the Emperor of Japan.
The Kyoto Imperial Palace is the latest of the imperial palaces built at or near its site in the northeastern part of the old capital of Heian-kyō (now known as Kyoto) after the abandonment of the larger original Heian Palace that was located to the west of the current palace during the Heian period.