Which city of Japan do you come to mind except for Tokyo?
Kyoto has been well known as a traditional city of Japan for overseas these days.
For even Japanese people, The historic city is still attractive and always reminds us of Japanese origin.
Kyoto had been a capital of Japan for ages before Tokyo
The former capital still has a lot of Japanese classic stuff with the old days, and one of factors to maintain distinctive tradition is based on the long history.
You might realize similar sound and look between Kyoto (京都) and Tokyo (東京).
Actually, the chinese characters “京” had been used as meaning of the “capital” in ancient times of asia.
Kyoto, located in the central of Japan, had been a capital more than 1,000 years since 794, and the capital was replaced to the east city called “Edo” at 1867.
At that time, Edo was renamed Tokyo because “East Capital” is written as “東京” in chinese characters.
Preserving such a classic city like an antique could be our mission for predecessors.
At last, I leave a curious rumor that the capital is replaced from Tokyo to Kyoto again for providing massive earthquake in the near future like below.
Thanks a lot for reading,