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Ukyō-ku, Kyoto

Ward of Kyoto
Togetsu Bridge in Arashiyama
Togetsu Bridge in Arashiyama
Location of Ukyo in Kyoto
Location of Ukyo in Kyoto
Ukyo is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Country Japan
Region Kinki (Kansai)
Prefecture Kyoto
 • Total 291.95 km2 (112.72 sq mi)
Population (February 1, 2012)
 • Total 203,037
 • Density 695.45/km2 (1,801.2/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City Hall Address Uzumasa Shimokeibu-chō 12, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture (京都府京都市右京区太秦下刑部町12)
Phone number 81-(0)75-861-1101
Website Ukyō official website

Ukyō-ku (右京区) is one of the eleven wards in the city of Kyoto, in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. The word Ukyō (右京, right capital), as opposed to Sakyō (左京, left capital), refers to the western half of the ancient capital of Heiankyō (Kyoto) – the palace faced south, hence west was to the right. The area of ancient Ukyō slightly overlaps the area of present Ukyō-ku.

Ukyo-ku is home to many renowned sites, including

On April 1, 2005, the ward expanded its territory to the area of former town of Keihoku when the town merged into the city of Kyoto. This increased the ward's territory from 74.27 km² to 291.95 km².

As of February 1, 2012, the ward has an estimated population of 203,037, with 91,707 households and a density of 695.45 persons per km².


The ward has a North Korean school: Kyoto Korean No. 2 Elementary School (京都朝鮮第二初級学校).[3]

Sights of Ukyō-ku
The karesansui garden at Ryoan-ji is one of Kyoto's most famous sights. 
Ninna-ji Temple 
Tenryū-ji Temple 
Rou Gate in Kōryū-ji Temple, and Randen Street-car 
Hozu River and Gorge 
Kiyotaki river in Takao area 


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