Meaning

Primary

Kyoto

Alternative

Kyouto

Word Type

proper noun

Explanation

The capital metropolis back in the day was Kyoto. Now of course the capital is Tokyo, but kanji doesn't know this. That's why Kyoto is the capital metropolis!

Reading

きょうと
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. If you know the readings of your kanji you'll know how to read this as well.

Context

Patterns of Use

  • 京都で〜
  • 京都に〜
  • 京都を〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 京都で働く
    to work in Kyoto
    京都で出会う
    to meet by chance in Kyoto, to run into someone in Kyoto
    京都で知り合う
    to become acquainted in Kyoto
  • 京都にいる
    to be in Kyoto
    京都に住む
    to live in Kyoto
  • 京都を歩く
    to walk around Kyoto
    京都を回る
    to go around Kyoto
    京都を見て回る
    to look around Kyoto

Context Sentences

JRの「そうだ、京都行こう」の広告を見て京都に行きたくなったが、そんなお金はなかった。

The JR ad "That's it! Let's go to Kyoto." made me want to go to Kyoto, but I didn't have that kind of money.

京都に行ったら、湯葉を食べたいです。

When I go to Kyoto, I want to eat tofu skin.

コウイチは本日は既に京都へ発ってしまいました。明日の朝一番に折り返しお電話をさせましょうか?

Koichi has already left for Kyoto today. Shall I have him call you back first thing tomorrow morning?

Kanji Composition