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Kyoto is the 7th largest city in Japan, located centrally on the island of Honshu.

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

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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.


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