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Kinki Region
History
History of Kinki Region <ul><li>First permanent Capital located in Nara </li></ul><ul><li>Location of five of Japan's thir...
History of Kyoto <ul><li>Originally founded as Heian-kyo in 794 </li></ul><ul><li>Capitol moved from Nara to Nagaoka and t...
Geography
Yodo River <ul><li>Flows through Osaka and into the Osaka Bay </li></ul><ul><li>It is a source of water for irrigation and...
Yodo River <ul><li>Yoshinoyama: has lots of Cherry Blossoms </li></ul><ul><li>Koyayama: temple mountain </li></ul>
Cities
Kyoto <ul><li>Once served as the Imperial Capital of Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Kyoto means Capital City </li></ul><ul><li>Ha...
Kyoto <ul><li>Found in the Kyoto basin </li></ul><ul><li>One of the best preserved cities in Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Touri...
Osaka <ul><li>Name means large slope </li></ul><ul><li>Considered center of commerce </li></ul><ul><li>During the day the ...
Osaka <ul><li>Open on the west to Osaka bay </li></ul><ul><li>Surrounded on the other sides by 10 smaller cities </li></ul...
Attractions
Osaka Castle – Osaka
Osaka Castle – Osaka
Kinkakuji Golden Pavilion - In Kyoto
Kinkakuji Golden Pavilion - In Kyoto
Nishiki Market – In Kyoto
Nishiki Market – In Kyoto
Gion Matsuri Festival - in Kyoto
Gion Matsuri Festival - in Kyoto
Iga-ryu Ninja Museum – in Mie
Iga-ryu Ninja Museum – in Mie
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  1. 1. Kinki Region
  2. 2. History
  3. 3. History of Kinki Region <ul><li>First permanent Capital located in Nara </li></ul><ul><li>Location of five of Japan's thirteen World Heritage Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Horyu-ji </li></ul><ul><li>Himeji Castle </li></ul><ul><li>Kiyomizu-dera </li></ul><ul><li>Todai-ji </li></ul><ul><li>Mount Koya </li></ul><ul><li>Capital Moved to Heian-kyo </li></ul>
  4. 4. History of Kyoto <ul><li>Originally founded as Heian-kyo in 794 </li></ul><ul><li>Capitol moved from Nara to Nagaoka and then from Nagaoka to Heian-kyo </li></ul><ul><li>Fallen into a state of disrepair by the mid sixteenth century </li></ul><ul><li>Restored to greatness under the rules of Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi </li></ul><ul><li>Capitol moved to Edo (Tokyo) in the seventeenth century by the Tokugawa Shogunate </li></ul><ul><li>During WWII protected from extensive bombing by US Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson </li></ul><ul><li>Kyoto University home to Japan's first modern philosophical school of though, The Kyoto School </li></ul>
  5. 5. Geography
  6. 6. Yodo River <ul><li>Flows through Osaka and into the Osaka Bay </li></ul><ul><li>It is a source of water for irrigation and is used for power in the process of hydroelectricity.  </li></ul>
  7. 7. Yodo River <ul><li>Yoshinoyama: has lots of Cherry Blossoms </li></ul><ul><li>Koyayama: temple mountain </li></ul>
  8. 8. Cities
  9. 9. Kyoto <ul><li>Once served as the Imperial Capital of Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Kyoto means Capital City </li></ul><ul><li>Has also been called Kyo, Miyako, and Kyo no Miyako </li></ul><ul><li>The city transformed into a war zone, with mansions transformed into fortresses </li></ul><ul><li>Kyoto still maintaining a large number of original buildings </li></ul>
  10. 10. Kyoto <ul><li>Found in the Kyoto basin </li></ul><ul><li>One of the best preserved cities in Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism a big industry, voted second most beautiful city in Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Home to the Japanese film industry, and Manga museum </li></ul><ul><li>Electronics companies centered there such as Nintendo and Kyocera </li></ul>
  11. 11. Osaka <ul><li>Name means large slope </li></ul><ul><li>Considered center of commerce </li></ul><ul><li>During the day the population grows to 3.7 million, from 2.6 million at night. </li></ul><ul><li>Gourmet capital of Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated inhabitation since 5-6th century bc </li></ul><ul><li>Served as an early seaport </li></ul>
  12. 12. Osaka <ul><li>Open on the west to Osaka bay </li></ul><ul><li>Surrounded on the other sides by 10 smaller cities </li></ul><ul><li>Several different business districts </li></ul><ul><li>24 Wards in Osaka </li></ul><ul><li>Kansai International Airport built on a man-made island off the coast </li></ul>
  13. 13. Attractions
  14. 14. Osaka Castle – Osaka
  15. 15. Osaka Castle – Osaka
  16. 16. Kinkakuji Golden Pavilion - In Kyoto
  17. 17. Kinkakuji Golden Pavilion - In Kyoto
  18. 18. Nishiki Market – In Kyoto
  19. 19. Nishiki Market – In Kyoto
  20. 20. Gion Matsuri Festival - in Kyoto
  21. 21. Gion Matsuri Festival - in Kyoto
  22. 22. Iga-ryu Ninja Museum – in Mie
  23. 23. Iga-ryu Ninja Museum – in Mie
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