Ayabe, Kyoto

Ayabe, Kyoto

Flag of Ayabe
Location of Ayabe in Kyoto Prefecture
Location of Ayabe in Kyoto Prefecture
Ayabe is located in Japan
Location in Japan
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 .jp.kyoto.ayabe.citywww

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.


  • Overview 1
  • Twin towns and sister cities 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


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


  1. ^ "International Exchange: List of Sister Cities / Kyoto prefecture Multilingual Site". Pref.kyoto.jp. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • Ayabe City official website (Japanese)