Hinoemata, Fukushima

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Flag of Hinoemata
Location of Hinoemata in Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Hinoemata in Fukushima Prefecture
Hinoemata is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 37°1′N 139°23′E / 37.017°N 139.383°E / 37.017; 139.383Coordinates: 37°1′N 139°23′E / 37.017°N 139.383°E / 37.017; 139.383
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Fukushima Prefecture
District Minamiaizu
 • Total 390.50 km2 (150.77 sq mi)
Population (June 30, 2011)
 • Total 608
 • Density 1.6/km2 (4.0/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Chamaecyparis obtusa
- Flower Asian skunk cabbage
Address Hinoemata-mura, 880 Shimonohara
Phone number 0241-75-2311
Website Hinoemata Village
Hiuchigatake (2356 m) and Ozegahara

Hinoemata (檜枝岐村 Hinoemata-mura?) is a village located in Minamiaizu District, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. It is locally famous for its soba (buckwheat noodles) and known nationally for its kabuki performances and as a gateway to the Oze marshlands.

Skiing and rotenburo can be enjoyed here, also the Mini Oze Koen park which contains the Takeda Hisayoshi Memorial Hall commemorating the noted botanist and alpinist of the same name, who was the second son of Sir Ernest Satow.

As of the end of June 2011, the village had an estimated population of 608.[1] The total area is 390.50 km².


Located in the southwestern corner of Fukushima prefecture, Hinoemata is surrounded by the mountains Komagatake, Mount Taishaku, and Hiuchigatake (the highest mountain in northwestern Japan). Between these mountains runs the Hinoemata River. It is known for having the smallest number of people per kilometer.

  • Mountains: Aizu-Komagatake (2133 m), Mount Taishaku (2060 m), Hiuchigatake (2356 m)
  • Rivers: Hinoemata River
  • Lakes: Ozegahara

Surrounding municipalities[edit]


Notable places[edit]

  • Okutadami Dam
    Okutadami Dam is located on the Agano River, between Fukushima prefecture and Niigata prefecture. Hinoemata is situated on the east bank of the dam lake.
  • Hinoemata Hot Spring
  • Sanjō Waterfall
  • Komagatake
  • Hiuchigatake
  • Mount Taishaku


  1. ^ "Hinoemata Public Hall News July 2011 issue". Retrieved 28 July 2011. (Japanese)

External links[edit]

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