Location of Kamigyō-ku in Kyoto
The Shishinden is a majestic building in the Kyoto Imperial Palace.

Kamigyō-ku (上京区) is one of the eleven wards in the city of Kyoto, in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. Located in the center of the present-day city of Kyoto, Japan it previously occupied the northern region of the ancient capital of Kyoto. The Kamo River flows on the eastern border of the ward. The area was previously a district of residences for the royalty and upper classes in the old capital.

The ward is home to the Kyoto Imperial Palace, the Kitano Tenmangu Shinto shrine, the Seimei Shrine, Nishijin-ori textiles, and the headquarters of the Omotesenke and Urasenke schools of Japanese tea ceremony.

As of 2008, Kamigyō-ku had a population of 82,563 people.


The Lycée Français de Kyoto, the French international school in Kansai, is in this ward.[1]

Kyoto International School is also in this ward.[2]


  1. ^ "Accès et contact." Lycée Français de Kyoto. Retrieved on 26 April 2015. "536-1 WARAYA-CHO MARUTAMACHI DORI KUROMON HIGASHI IRU KAMIGYO-KU 602-8144 KYOTO, JAPON"
  2. ^ "Find Us." Kyoto International School. Retrieved on August 17, 2015. "317 Kitatawara-cho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan 602-8247"

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • Official website (Japanese)
  • KamigyukunKamigyo Ward mascot character, (Japanese)