Kyoto Prefecture

Kuni-kyō
Nagaoka-kyō, a Capital of Japan in Otokuni Palace
Map of Kyoto Prefecture
Kyoto Station
Tōkaidō Shinkansen arriving at Kyoto Station
Railway map around southern Kyoto Prefecture.
Expressway map around southern Kyoto Prefecture. Roads and junctions under planning are shown by dotted lines.
Sanga Stadium by Kyocera.
Kyoto City
Uji City
Kameoka City
Nagaokakyō City
Maizuru City
Fukuchiyama City
Miyazu City and Aso Bay
Kinkaku-ji
Ginkaku-ji
Togetsu Bridge in Arashiyama
Heian Shrine
Japanese tea plantation
Rokkaku-dō, where a school of the Japanese flower arrangement originated from.

Prefecture of Japan located in the Kansai region of Honshu.

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Uji

View of Uji river from Uji bridge
This is the Kisen Bridge, which connects Uji to a small peninsula park called 宇治公園 (Uji Park) in the Uji-Gawa River
A Tea House next to Uji Bridge
Ujigami Shrine
Panoramic view of downtown Uji. including Byōdō-in (2020)
Phoenix Hall and Garden, Byōdō-in
A public post box in Uji shaped as tea caddy
On ramp for Keiji Bypass
Uji Shrine

Uji (宇治市) is a city on the southern outskirts of the city of Kyoto, in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.

Tanba Province

Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Tanba Province highlighted
Hiroshige ukiyo-e "Tanba" in "The Famous Scenes of the Sixty States" (六十余州名所図会), depicting the Kanegasaka Pass
Kono Jinja, ichinomiya of the province
Ruins of Tanba Kokubun-ji
Sasayama Castle
Kameyama Castle

Tanba Province (丹波国) was a province of Japan in the area of central Kyoto and east-central Hyōgo Prefectures.

Kameoka, Kyoto

Kameoka City Hall
Anaoji in Kameoka
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Kameoka (亀岡市) is a city in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.

Nara, Nara

Capital city of Nara Prefecture, Japan.

Tōshōdai-ji temple
Saidai-ji main hall
Kasuga Shrine
Nara National Museum
Isuien Garden
Ukimidou Pavilion in Nara Park
Sunazuri-no-Fuji (wisteria flower) in Kasuga-taisha
Burning the dead grass of Mount Wakakusa and Suzakumon of Heijō Palace
Deer roaming in Nara city. 2010
Nara Women's University former main building
Kintetsu Nara Station
JR Nara Station
Kintetsu Limited Express passing through the Heijo Palace ruins. Mt.Wakakusa and Todaiji Temple are in the background.
Gosashi tomb
Tōdai-ji is a Buddhist temple and the world's largest wooden building (8th century)
Yakushi-ji was completed in 680
Kōfuku-ji was built in 669
Houtokuji (Yagyu Clan Tomb)
Himuro Shrine, established in 710
Tōdai-ji Temple Daibutsuden Hall, the world's largest wooden building
Kōfuku-ji in the center of Nara
Deer in Nara Park (2012).
Deer approaching tourists in Nara Park in summer.
Deer in Nara Park

Nara is a core city located in the northern part of Nara Prefecture bordering the Kyoto Prefecture.

Yamashiro Province

Province of Japan, located in Kinai.

Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Yamashiro Province highlighted

It overlaps the southern part of modern Kyoto Prefecture on Honshū.

Tango Province

Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Tango Province highlighted
Hiroshige ukiyo-e "Tango" in "The Famous Scenes of the Sixty States" (六十余州名所図会), depicting Ama-no-Hashidate
Kono Jinja, ichinomiya of the province
Ruins of Tango Kokubun-ji
Tanabe Castle, also known as Maizuru Castle
Ama-no-Hashidate

Tango Province (丹後国) was a province of Japan in the area of northern Kyoto Prefecture.

Keihanshin

Osaka Bay
Osaka
Keihanshin MMA with core cities in dark blue: Osaka, Sakai, Kyoto, Kobe
Keihanshin map with Osaka, Kobe, and Kyoto Urban Employment Areas as of 2015.
A map of Kyoto metropolitan area as of 2015
A map of Kobe metropolitan employment area as of 2015
A map of Himeji metropolitan employment area as of 2010
A map of Wakayama metropolitan employment area as of 2010
Sakai
Himeji
Ōtsu
Nara
Wakayama
Kansai International Airport
JR Central Tōkaidō Shinkansen arriving at Kyoto Station
The Akashi Kaikyō Bridge extends from Kobe to Awaji Island.
Umeda Sky Building
Osaka Bay at night

Keihanshin (京阪神) is a metropolitan region in the Kansai region of Japan encompassing the metropolitan areas of the cities of Kyoto in Kyoto Prefecture, Osaka in Osaka Prefecture and Kobe in Hyōgo Prefecture.

Fu (administrative division)

Traditional administrative division of Chinese origin used in the East Asian cultural sphere, translated variously as commandery, prefecture, urban prefecture, or city.

East Asian Dragons are legendary creatures in East-Asian mythology and culture.

At present, only two fu still remain: the prefectures of Kyoto and Osaka in Japan.

Kansai region

The Kansai region (関西地方) or the Kinki region (近畿地方), lies in the southern-central region of Japan's main island Honshū.

Geofeatures map of Kansai
Kansai region, satellite photo
The Akashi Kaikyō Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the world, with a centre span of 1,991 m
Map of 8th-century Japan
Himeji Castle
World Heritage Sites in Kansai region
Daisen Kofun, the largest burial mound in the world<ref>Consulate-General of Japan in San Francisco {{Webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20160303213623/http://www.sf.us.emb-japan.go.jp/jp/m08_01_09.htm |date=2016-03-03 }} - "History", retrieved March 15, 2007</ref>
Hōryū-ji Golden Hall, the oldest wooden structure in the world
Daibutsu at Tōdai-ji, the largest bronze statue in the world
Tōdai-ji Main Hall, the largest wooden structure in the world
Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan and one of the oldest lakes in the world
Izumo no Okuni, who founded Kabuki in Kyoto
Kongō Gumi, once the world's oldest continuously operating company, constructed several Japan's cultural assets.
Amanohashidate, one of Three Views of Japan
Sen no Rikyū, a merchant from Sakai, perfected the courtesy of the tea ceremony.
Japan's tallest temple pagoda in Tō-ji, Kyoto
Nintendo became the world's most successful video game company.
Osaka Castle
Kyoto from Kiyomizudera

The region includes the prefectures of Nara, Wakayama, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyōgo and Shiga, often also Mie, sometimes Fukui, Tokushima and Tottori.

Prefectures of Japan

This article covers the Japanese Prefectures.

They include 43 prefectures proper (県, ken), two urban prefectures (府, fu: Osaka and Kyoto), one "circuit" or "territory" (道, dō: Hokkai-dō) and one metropolis (都, to: Tokyo).