Congress Report
Photo: Nara City Sightseeing Information Center, Kofuku-ji Temple
Photo taken by Tatehiko Yano
Kyoto Prefecture

Head of Prefectural Government

Mr. Takatoshi Nishiwaki, Governor
Assumed the governorship in April 2018
(Second term)





4,613.21km2 (in 2009)
31st largest of 47 prefectures


2,533,821 (as of January 2024) 13th most populated of 47 prefectures
Men: 1,209,319 Women: 1,324,502

GDP in Kyoto Prefecture

Nominal: JPY 10.1680 trillion
Real: JPY 10.0299 trillion (both in FY2020)


Kyoto City

Geographic features

 Kyoto Prefecture is located roughly at the center of the Japanese archipelago. A long, narrow strip of land runs from the north, on the coast of the Sea of Japan, to the south. The Tamba mountain range located almost in the center divides the climate of the prefecture into the Sea of Japan type, and the inland type. The jagged coastline along the Tango and Chutan regions is an area bestowed with beautiful scenery and natural harbors. The area from the Chutan region to the central region is largely mountainous, and the Katsura and Yura Rivers both originate in the Tamba mountain range and flow through the prefecture, with the Kameoka, Fukuchiyama, and other river basins spreading around them. The Kyoto-Otokuni and Central Yamashiro-Soraku regions are where the Yamashiro basin extends around the juncture of the Katsura, Uji, and Kizu Rivers.

Main industries

Beverages, tobacco, feedstuff, food, production machinery, electric machinery and transporting machinery are at the top of the list.

Prefectural symbols

Bird: Streaked shearwater
Flower: Weeping cherry blossoms
Tree: Kitayama cedar
Plants: Saga-giku Chrysanthemum and wild pink Dianthus

Number of visitors

66.68 million (in 2022)

Administrative divisions

Kyoto Prefecture – 1 government ordinance designated city, 14 cities, 10 towns, 1 village

Official website

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