Ayabe, Kyoto

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Flag 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
 • Total 347.11 km2 (134.02 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 36,814
 • 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.

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