Aya, Miyazaki

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Location of Aya in Miyazaki Prefecture
Location of Aya in Miyazaki Prefecture
Aya is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 32°1′15″N 131°13′8″E / 32.02083°N 131.21889°E / 32.02083; 131.21889Coordinates: 32°1′15″N 131°13′8″E / 32.02083°N 131.21889°E / 32.02083; 131.21889
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Miyazaki Prefecture
District Higashimorokata
 • Total 95.21 km2 (36.76 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 7,604
 • Density 80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Town of Aya

Aya (綾町 Aya-chō?) is a town located in Higashimorokata District, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2003, the town has an estimated population of 7,604 and the density of 79.87 persons per km². The total area is 95.21 km².

Aya's town constitution gives it one of the tightest recycling policies in Japan.

Aya is also home to Aya Castle.


Aya is the most famous place in Miyazaki for wine making. Most people depend on the winery as a profession. There is a winery for tourists to visit in area.

Festivals and events that are important[edit]

Aya has several festivals in the course of the year.

  • In March, they have the Cherry Blossom festival. (Sakuraokosi)
  • In November, they have a horse race.
  • Also in November, they have a 'Making of Aya' festival.

External links[edit]

Media related to Aya, Miyazaki at Wikimedia Commons