Kyoto Prefecture (京都府 Kyōto-fu) is a prefecture of Japan located in the Kansai region of the island of Honshu. The capital is the city of Kyoto.
Kyoto Prefecture is located almost in the center of Honshu and of Japan. It covers an area of 4,612.71 square kilometres (1,780.98 sq mi), which is 1.2% of Japan. Kyoto is 31st by size. To the north, it faces the Sea of Japan and Fukui Prefecture. To the south, it faces Osaka and Nara Prefectures. To the east, it faces Mie and Shiga Prefectures. To the west, it faces Hyōgo Prefecture. The prefecture is separated in the middle by the Tanba Mountains. This makes its climate very different in the north and south.