Ayabe, Kyoto

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Flag of Ayabe
Official seal of Ayabe
Location of Ayabe in Kyoto Prefecture
Location of Ayabe in Kyoto Prefecture
Ayabe is located in Japan
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)
 (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]


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


  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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