Ayabe, Kyoto




Location of Ayabe in Kyoto Prefecture

Location in Japan

Coordinates: 35°18′N 135°16′E / 35.300°N 135.267°E / 35.300; 135.267Coordinates: 35°18′N 135°16′E / 35.300°N 135.267°E / 35.300; 135.267
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Kyoto Prefecture
  Mayor Zenya Yamazaki
  Total 347.1 km2 (134.0 sq mi)
Population (October 1, 2015)
  Total 33,821
  Density 97/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 623-8501
Website www.city.ayabe.kyoto.jp

Ayabe (綾部市 Ayabe-shi) is a city located in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on August 1, 1950. As of 2015, the city has an estimated population of 33,821 and a population density of 97.5 persons per km². The total area is 347.1 km².[1]


Ayabe is situated in the mountains of Northern Kyoto Prefecture. You can get there by train from Kyoto station or by car in an hour and a half.

It is known for the founding of Oomoto. In August fireflies can be viewed from Kanbayashi. In the same area is a hot spring area and development is underway for a new hot spring to be opened by the JR Ayabe station.

Twin towns and sister cities


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