Nakagyō-ku, Kyoto

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Location of Nakagyō-ku in Kyoto
Nijo Castle in Nakagyō-ku is famous for architecture and gardens.

Nakagyō-ku (中京区?) is one of the eleven wards in the city of Kyoto, in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. Its name means "central capital ward."

As of 2008, the ward has an estimated population of 102,620 people. Tourism, shopping, and entertainment are the primary sources of income in the area. The Kamo River flows through the district in the area known as Kawaramachi. The three most famous festivals of Kyoto, the Aoi Matsuri, the Gion Matsuri, and the Jidai Matsuri can all be seen in Nakagyō-ku. It is also home to several historical places and temples.

Temples and landmarks[edit]

Economy[edit]

Q-Games has its headquarters in the ward.[1] Shimadzu is also headquartered in Nakagyō-ku, in Nishinokyo-Kuwabara-cho.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Q-Games Contact." Q-Games. Retrieved on September 17, 2010. "Arte Oike 3F Oshinisinotouin-cho 612 Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan 604-0042."
  2. ^ "Corporate Profile." Shimadzu Corp. Retrieved on April 16, 2014.

External links[edit]

Media related to Nakagyō-ku, Kyoto at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 35°0′36″N 135°45′5″E / 35.01000°N 135.75139°E / 35.01000; 135.75139