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Location of Mukō in Kyoto Prefecture
|• Mayor||Kushima Tsutomu|
|• Total||7.67 km2 (2.96 sq mi)|
|• Density||6.977/km2 (18.07/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Sakura, Bamboo|
|- Flower||Sunflower, Azalea|
|Website||City of Mukō|
At the end of the 8th century, Emperor Kammu moved his capital from Nara to Nagaokakyō. The new capital encompassed a large part of modern Muko, where modern research has revealed the palace to have been located. In the south, it also included parts of Nagaokakyō. In 794, because of the location's moist temperature and reputation as a breeding ground for disease, Kammu relocated his capital from Nagaoka to Heian, now known as Kyoto.
Politics and government
Mukō is governed by the mayor Tsutomu Kushima, an independent. The city assembly has 24 members. In 2007 the Japanese Communist Party had a strong presence in local politics with eight members in the assembly.
Mukomachi Saty Center
Mukomachi Saty is a six-level shopping center with car parking located approximately 170 metres (a three-minute walk) from Higashi Muko station on Hankyu Kyoto line and 630 metres (an eight-minute walk) from JR Mukomachi station.
There is an Aeon Department Store, a Japanese restaurant and a casual dining area. A specialty tea stand on the first floor sells a variety of tea from around Japan.
Media related to Mukō, Kyoto at Wikimedia Commons
- Mukō City official website (Japanese)
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