THE Kansai region has long been overshadowed by the high-tech party capital of Japan
500km to its west.
During the final days of World War II, fearing destruction of his research building and hence loss of his collection of Mochizuki and other isolated dengue virus strains, he put virus vials in a thermos bottle filled with wet ice and carried it at all times, totally unaware that Kyoto had been excluded as an Allied Forces bombing target because of its historical heritage as ancient capital of Japan
The Governor of Nara, the Buddhist capital of Japan
, said Pakistan had special civilizational links.
Kyoto, once the imperial capital of Japan
, is famed for its temples
One of the best loved emakis is "The Tale of Genji" a romantic tale of a princely hero at the court of the ancient capital of Japan
Morita hails from Kyoto, which was the imperial capital of Japan
for more than a thousand years.
It is situated in the ancient capital of Japan
, and for the 4 pounds cost of a draft beer, visitors can raise toasts and make conversation with trainee geisha, called maiko, before they perform nightly traditional Kyotan dances known as "kyomai" on a special beer garden stage.
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Which city was the imperial capital of Japan
Kyoto was the former capital of Japan
and as the former home of its Emperors from 794 until 1868, it is full of magnificent palaces, temples and shrines.
Free of preservatives and sweeteners, the pure, all-natural organic ready-to-drink tea uses tea from Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan
and the original source of Japanese green tea.
Heian-kyo" [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] became the political capital of Japan
in 794 C.
Kamakura, the capital of Japan
more than 600 years ago, is right next door.
His eleven-month diary from 1679 is preserved, telling of his journey from Shikoku to Osaka to Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan
, then to Edo, modern day Tokyo, in search of new pottery techniques and designs to improve Odo ware, under the orders of Tosa's feudal lord.
Kyoto served as the capital of Japan
for more than a thousand years -- and it is still the cultural heart of this great nation.