Ayabe, the birthplace of Gunze

  • Time required: 4 h
  • Transportation: TRAIN

Enjoy a relaxing and relaxing time.
Ayabe is a garden city where the lush green satoyama is in harmony with the streets lined with tasteful culinary inns and Japanese sweets shops. Why don't you experience the history of Gunze that originated in Ayabe and the charm of Ayabe that you have never known before?

  • Port of Kyoto terminal2

    Get off the cruise and leave the harbor!
    First, take the shuttle bus to Nishi-Maizuru Station.

    10 minutes (shuttle bus)
  • JR Nishi-Maizuru Station

    Take the train to Ayabe Station.
    You will be soothed by the rural scenery seen from the train window from Maizuru to Ayabe.

    20 minutes
  • JR Ayabe Station

    When you arrive at Ayabe Station, head to Ayabe Gunze Square. Let's walk around the town of Ayabe from the north exit of the station.

    12 minutes [ 1.0km ]
  • Ayabe Gunze Square

    At Ayabe Gunze Square, which is full of charm that represents Ayabe, there is "Gunze Museum" that introduces the history of Gunze Co., Ltd. that originated in Ayabe, "Ayabe Specialty Museum" that has abundant Ayabe's special products, and spring. There is "Ayabe Rose Garden" where beautiful roses bloom in autumn.

    [Ayabe Gunze Square]
    * Business hours: 9:00 to 17:00 (Gunze Museum is from 10:00 to 16:00)

    Estimated staying time:60 minutes

  • Ayacha cafe (Ayabe specialty building)

    Ayabe is a "famous tea producing area" known to those in the know. It has been highly evaluated, including receiving consecutive awards at national tea fairs. Please enjoy the "Gyokuro" of Ayabe and the "Gyokuro experience" where you can enjoy the tea leaves after brewing. The staff will explain how to brew and eat in an easy-to-understand manner.
    Matcha parfait and matcha soft serve ice cream are also recommended in the summer.

    * Business hours: 10: 00-17: 00
    * Regular holiday: Tuesday

    Estimated staying time:30 minutes

    15 minutes [ 1.2km ]
  • Ayabe city walk that feels nostalgic

    It is also recommended to take a walk from Ayabe Gunze Square and take a walk in the quaint city of Ayabe where long-established inns and Japanese sweets shops are lined up, or visit the vast Shinen of the religious corporation Omoto.

    Estimated staying time:30 minutes

    15 minutes [ 1.2km ]
  • JR Ayabe Station

    After spending a relaxing and relaxing time, return to Maizuru Port from Ayabe Station.
    Please board [19:35 departure for Higashi-Maizuru] at the latest.

    20 minutes
  • JR Nishi-Maizuru Station

    10 minutes (shuttle bus)
  • Port of Kyoto terminal2

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