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Location of Ayabe in Kyoto Prefecture
|• Total||347.11 km2 (134.02 sq mi)|
|• Density||110/km2 (270/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Website||City of Ayabe|
Ayabe (綾部市 Ayabe-shi?) is a city located in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on August 1, 1950. As of 2008, the city has an estimated population of 36,814 and a population density of 110 persons per km². The total area is 347.11 km².
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
- "International Exchange: List of Sister Cities / Kyoto prefecture Multilingual Site". Pref.kyoto.jp. Retrieved 18 September 2013.
Media related to Ayabe, Kyoto at Wikimedia Commons
- Ayabe City official website (Japanese)
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