Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Kyoto, or Kioto, for a thousand years the capital of Japan, 26 miles inland from Ozaka, stands on a plain divided by a lofty range of hills from Lake Biwa to the E. There are some fine temples on these hills, and beneath lies the town, whose main streets are parallel to the river Koma, which flows at the base of the ridge. Kyoto is the centre of the Buddhist faith in Japan, and there are Buddhist temples at the S. end of the city. At the N. end are wooden buildings, formerly inhabited by the emperors. The town produces embroidery, enamels, inlaid bronze, brocades, crapes, velvets, porcelain, and pottery, and is noted for its dancing girls.