Ukyō-ku, Kyoto

Ward of Kyoto

Togetsu Bridge in Arashiyama

Location of Ukyo in Kyoto

Location in Japan

Coordinates: 35°0′37″N 135°42′58″E / 35.01028°N 135.71611°E / 35.01028; 135.71611Coordinates: 35°0′37″N 135°42′58″E / 35.01028°N 135.71611°E / 35.01028; 135.71611
Country Japan
Region Kinki (Kansai)
Prefecture Kyoto
  Total 292.07 km2 (112.77 sq mi)
Population (October 1, 2015)
  Total 204,262
  Density 700/km2 (1,800/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)

Ukyō-ku (右京区) is one of the eleven wards in the city of Kyoto, in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.


The meaning of ukyō (右京) is "on the Emperor's right." When residing in the Kyoto Imperial Palace the emperor would sit facing south,[1] thus the western direction would be to his right. Similarly, there is a ward to the east called Sakyō-ku (左京区), meaning "the ward on the Emperor's left." In old times, ukyō was referring to the western part of the capital. The area of ancient Ukyō slightly overlaps the area of present Ukyō-ku.

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 October 1, 2016, the ward has an estimated population of 204,135, with 95,297 households and a density of 699 persons per km².


Ukyo-ku is home to many renowned sites, including


Rohm, a electronic parts manufacturer,[2] Nissin Electric, a global electrical equipment company[3] and the multinational Dynic Corporation are headquartered in the ward.[4]


Senior High Schools



Sights of Ukyo-ku


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  2. "Corporate Data". ROHM Co., Ltd. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
  3. "Company Outline." Nissin Electric. Retrieved on January 30, 2015.
  4. "Company Profile." Dynic Corporation. Retrieved on March 24, 2014.
  5. "ウリハッキョ一覧" (Archive). Chongryon. Retrieved on October 14, 2015.
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