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Kyoto is a region in Total War: Shogun 2 and Rise of the Samurai. It is the seat of the Ashikaga Shogunate, and the capital of medieval Japan.


Kyoto is capital of the small province of Yamashiro: it is the spiritual, intellectual and administrative centre of Japan. Both the Ashikaga shogun and the emperor reside here, and holding Yamashiro should is the main objective for any daimyo aspiring to subdue and rule Japan. Even today, Kyoto has retained its status as the heart of traditional Japanese culture. With its numerous shrines, temples and cultural events it is the second most popular tourist destination in Japan, receiving over thirty million visitors each year.

Total War: Shogun 2Edit

  • Clan: Ashikaga Clan
  • Port: None
  • Fertility: Fertile
  • Specialty/Resource: Philosophical Tradition

In Total War: Shogun 2, Kyoto is the seat of the shogunate and the objective for every clan to achieve victory in campaign. Capturing Kyoto and holding it for a year (four turns) is required to be recognized as the shogun. Upon achieving this, the player is granted one unit of Great Guard (with the ability to train additional regiments) and the Nihon Maru warship. If Realm Divide hasn't been triggered yet, becoming shogun automatically triggers it.

The region of Kyoto itself is fairly useful, with fertile soil and a school.

The Ashikaga Clan initially holds Kyoto and is the clan in control of the shogunate, but it is weak and never ventures out the borders of Kyoto's province.

Kyoto borders Omi to the east, Iga to the southeast, Yamato to the south, Kawachi to the southwest, Settsu to the west, and Tamba to the north.

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