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Location of Ayabe in Kyoto Prefecture
|• Mayor||Zenya Yamazaki|
|• Total||347.1 km2 (134.0 sq mi)|
|Population (October 1, 2015)|
|• Density||97/km2 (250/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|City hall address||623-8501|
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.
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
- 2015 Population Census
- "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 (in Japanese)
- Ayabe city Tourism Guide
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