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ANCIENT CITY KYOTO - JAPAN


The city of Kyoto was founded in 794 as Heiankyo (Heian Capital), in the Heian period, as the imperial capital of Japan, and later renamed to Kyoto (Capital City). The city was laid out in a grid pattern according to Chinese city planning system, and has many historic wooden monuments, in particular Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, as well as traditional Japanese gardens. In 1868, during the Meiji Restoration, the capital was officially transferred to Tokyo.

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