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!
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.
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.
When I go to Kyoto, I want to eat tofu skin.
Koichi has already left for Kyoto today. Shall I have him call you back first thing tomorrow morning?