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 www.town.aya.miyazaki.jp/ayatown/

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. It is included into Aya Biosphere Reserve transition zone.[1]

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.


  1. ^ "UNESCO - MAB Biosphere Reserves Directory". 5 June 2016. Archived from the original on 5 June 2016. 

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