Kamigyō-ku

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Kamigyō
上京区
Ward of Kyoto
The Shishinden is a majestic building in the Kyoto Imperial Palace.
The Shishinden is a majestic building in the Kyoto Imperial Palace.
Location of Kamigyō-ku in Kyoto
Location of Kamigyō-ku in Kyoto
Kamigyō is located in Japan
Kamigyō
Kamigyō
Location of Kamigyō-ku in Japan
Coordinates: 35°1′47″N 135°45′24″E / 35.02972°N 135.75667°E / 35.02972; 135.75667Coordinates: 35°1′47″N 135°45′24″E / 35.02972°N 135.75667°E / 35.02972; 135.75667
Founded 1879
Area
 • Total 7.03 km2 (2.71 sq mi)
Highest elevation 77 m (253 ft)
Lowest elevation 46 m (151 ft)
Population (October 1, 2015)
 • Total 85,113
 • Density 12,000/km2 (31,000/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website www.city.kyoto.lg.jp/kamigyo/

Kamigyō-ku (上京区?) is one of the eleven wards in the city of Kyoto, in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. Located in the center of the present-day city of Kyoto, Japan it previously occupied the northern region of the ancient capital of Kyoto. The Kamo River flows on the eastern border of the ward. The area was previously a district of residences for the royalty and upper classes in the old capital.

The ward is home to the Kyoto Imperial Palace, the Kitano Tenmangu Shinto shrine, the Seimei Shrine, Nishijin-ori textiles, and the headquarters of the Omotesenke and Urasenke schools of Japanese tea ceremony.

As of 2016, Kamigyō-ku had a population of 85,146 people.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1960 148,427 —    
1970 124,456 −16.2%
1980 99,262 −20.2%
1990 87,861 −11.5%
2000 84,187 −4.2%
2010 83,264 −1.1%
2015 85,113 +2.2%
Source: [1]

Education[edit]

The Lycée Français de Kyoto, the French international school in Kansai, is in this ward.[1]

Kyoto International School is also in this ward.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Accès et contact." Lycée Français de Kyoto. Retrieved on 26 April 2015. "536-1 WARAYA-CHO MARUTAMACHI DORI KUROMON HIGASHI IRU KAMIGYO-KU 602-8144 KYOTO, JAPON"
  2. ^ "Find Us." Kyoto International School. Retrieved on August 17, 2015. "317 Kitatawara-cho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan 602-8247"

External links[edit]

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