According to some sources, the city gained its name Kyoto (or “capital city”) when it was the imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years.
Nowadays Kyoto is a very important economic centre in Japan whose key industries are information technology and electronics (e.g. the headquarters of Nintendo are there), tourism (it forms a large base of Kyoto’s economy), traditional Japanese crafts (e.g. it is a major center of kimono manufacturing) and sake brewing (it is a traditional industry of the city).
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