Ayabe, Kyoto

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Ayabe

綾部市
Flag of Ayabe
Flag
Official seal of Ayabe
Emblem
Location of Ayabe in Kyoto Prefecture
Location of Ayabe in Kyoto Prefecture
Ayabe is located in Japan
Ayabe
Ayabe
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
Government
 • Mayor Zenya Yamazaki
Area
 • Total 347.1 km2 (134.0 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2015)
 • Total 33,821
 • Density 97/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (JST)
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]

Overview

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 Ōmoto. 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

References

  1. ^ 2015 Population Census
  2. ^ "International Exchange: List of Sister Cities / Kyoto prefecture Multilingual Site". Pref.kyoto.jp. Retrieved 18 September 2013.
  3. ^ See also Status of Jerusalem

External links

  • Media related to Ayabe, Kyoto at Wikimedia Commons
  • Ayabe City official website (in Japanese)
  • Ayabe city Tourism Guide


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