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Kyoto
is a city in the central part of the island of Honshū, Japan. It has a population close to 1.5 million. Formerly the imperial capital of Japan, it is now the capital of Kyoto Prefecture, as well as a major part of the Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto metropolitan area.-History:...
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794
10.22.794
Emperor Kanmu relocates the Japanese capital to Heiankyo (now Kyoto).
11.18.794
Japanese Emperor Kammu allocates residence of Nara, Nara to Kyoto.
1536
8.13.1536
Buddhist monks from Kyōto's Enryaku-ji temple set fire to 21 Nichiren temples throughout in what will be known as the Tenbun Hokke Disturbance. (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1536).
1582
6.21.1582
The Incident at Honnō-ji takes place in Kyoto, Japan.
1950
7.2.1950
The Golden Pavilion at Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto, Japan burns down.