A guide to Japan's prefectures and major cities
|Area:||4,613 square km (1,781 square miles)|
|Population:||2.62 million as of December 2013|
|Flower:||Weeping cherry blossom|
|Tree:||Kitayama cedar tree|
Business & Industry:
Although there is no specific industrial district, the prefecture has many globally renowned companies especially in the electronics industry, represented by Nintendo Co., Kyocera Corp. and Nidec Corp. Also renowned nationwide are Uji-brand green tea and traditional crafts represented by luxury Nishijin-ori silk woven textiles.
Tourism & Culture:
As it was once capital of Japan from 794, Kyoto has many temples, shrines and architectural structures included on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list, and Japan’s national treasures. In the Gion district, you can see geisha, dressed in beautiful kimono, elegantly walking in alleys lined with Japanese old-style houses.
Small, but cozy and classy “anonymous” bars and restaurants, hidden in narrow streets and alleys. They are usually open only for selected or frequent customers.