KYOTO, a city of innovation in the arts, traditional and modern technology, and in wisdom for the future
Kyoto, which became the capital of Japan in 794, is, more than any other city in Japan, symbolic of the ideal essence of Japanese culture. Moreover, the city is without question one of the world’s most famous tourist centers. Over the past 1,200 years, however, it has also been a powerful and productive economic center. Today, Kyoto has the highest market share of any Japanese city related to creativity and the wisdom for a better future: ecologically, artistically, and in the changing world of high technology.