Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of west-central Honshu, Japan, north-northeast of Osaka. Founded in the eighth century, it has long been a cultural, artistic, and religious center. Kyoto was Japan's capital from 794 until 1869, although its political importance declined after the rise of the shoguns (1192). Population: 1,470,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A city in Japan on the island of Honshu that once served as Japan’s capital.
  • proper n. The Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change -- An amendment to the international treaty on climate change, assigning mandatory targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to signatory nations.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a city in central Japan on southern Honshu; a famous cultural center that was once the capital of Japan

Etymologies

From Japanese 京都 (kyōto, "capital"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Nicky Loh/Reuters KYOTO KIMONOS: Women in traditional costumes took pictures of an evening light show at the famous Kiyomizudera temple in Kyoto, Japan, Thursday.

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  • KYOTO Traditional Japanese Soap J-List strives to surprise and delight our customers every day, and the Kyoto soaps we've added to the site today -- in beautiful sakura and momiji shapes -- would be perfect for your Christmas list.

    J-List side blog

  • The only logical reason for disallowing this in Kyoto is that it is an area where North America has a real advantage.

    Coyote Blog » 2004 » October

  • The whole story is set against the background of the religious festival year in Kyoto from the cherry-blossom spring to the snow-glittering winter.

    Nobel Prize in Literature 1968 - Presentation Speech

  • Finally, the Kyoto is a start – we need to start DOING something about CO2 NOW, tighten the limits over time, bring more Countries in as the protocol kicks in, not more discussions.

    Think Progress » Two Percent

  • And Kyoto remained a huge sticking point, with the European Union and the US looking to replace it with a new treaty into which they would incorporate what they called Kyoto's "best parts".

    Mail & Guardian Online

  • Kiyomizu temple in Kyoto is one of Japan’s most famous temples and a must-see sightseeing spot for anyone visiting the country.

    Ancient temple embraces FP codes

  • If you think a pop-up book is impressive, check this one out: a pop-up diorama of the Kinkaku-ji Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan, made entirely out of LEGO blocks!

    LEGO Diorama is an Amazing Pop-Up

  • Now developers in Kyoto are contrasting that minimalist approach with luxury furnishings at the 9h Hotel, which will open in December.

    Luxury Capsule Hotel

  • Unlike the last time there was a conference of this magnitude (in Kyoto), the United States will take part in the deliberations and (I hope) agree to abide by the resolutions.

    Web Teacher › Blog Action Day: Working toward Copenhagen

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