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ID: 7004603
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7004603

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Kyoto (inhabited place)  Kyoto (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 35 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 35.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 135 45 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 135.7500  decimal degrees

Note: Residence of imperial family for over 1000 years; has many Buddhist & Shinto temples & shrines; superseded as seat of government by Kamakura 1192-1333 but remained traditional capital until government moved to Tōkyō in 1869; center for Japanese art.

Names:
Kyōto (preferred,C,V)
Kyoto (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Kioto (C,O)
Kiōto (C,O)
Heian-kyo (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Japan (nation)  ........  Japan (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Kyōto (prefecture)  ............  Kyōto (prefecture) (P)
Hierarchy of Kyoto (inhabited place)  ................  Kyoto (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded 8th cen.
city (C)
regional capital (C)
industrial center (C)
educational center (C)
national capital (H)  ............  established by Emperor Kwammu 794-1869

Sources and Contributors:
Heian-kyo..........  [VP]
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 637
Kioto..........  [VP]
..............  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-87
Kiōto..........  [VP]
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 637
Kyōto..........  [VP Preferred]
..............  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Kyoto..........  [BHA, VP]
..............  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-87
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 637
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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