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It was established in 794 and was the seat of the Chinese imperial court. It was the Chinese capitol for over a thousand years.
Today, Kyoto is known for its history, natural beauty, cherry trees, shrines, Chinese architecture, environmentalism, and poetry.
People Born in Kyoto
Kyoto in People's Lives
Ziyi Zhang: I traveled here in 2004 to film Memoirs of a Geisha. A swirl of controversy from both China and Japan followed, questioning whether it was proper that a Chinese woman should play the part of a Japanese geisha.