Hinohara, Tokyo

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Hinohara
檜原村
Village
Location of Hinohara in Tokyo Metropolis
Location of Hinohara in Tokyo Metropolis
Hinohara is located in Japan
Hinohara
Hinohara
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°43′37″N 139°8′56″E / 35.72694°N 139.14889°E / 35.72694; 139.14889Coordinates: 35°43′37″N 139°8′56″E / 35.72694°N 139.14889°E / 35.72694; 139.14889
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo Metropolis
District Nishitama
Area
 • Total 105.42 km2 (40.70 sq mi)
Population (January 1, 2006)
 • Total 3,043
 • Density 29/km2 (75/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Village of Hinohara

Hinohara (檜原村 or 桧原村 Hinohara-mura?) is a municipality in Nishitama District, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. It is the only administrative unit left in the non-insular area of Tokyo that is still classified as a village. Hinohara has population of 3,043 (as of January 1, 2006), an area of 105.42 km², and a population density of 28.9/km².

Geography[edit]

Hinohara lies in the mountainous upper reaches of the Akigawa, a tributary of the Tama River. The highest point is the summit of Mount Mitō at 1528 m. 93% of its area is forest.

The name Hinohara means the field or forest of Chamaecyparis obtusa. Formerly the trees were cut down to build wooden structures in Edo.

Motoshuku, at the confluence of the north and south branches of the Akigawa, is the center of the village and is where the village offices are located.

Mountains in Hinohara include Shōtō (990 m), Ichimichi (795 m), Kariyose (687 m), Usuki (842), and Ōdake (1267 m).

Communities surrounding Hinohara are: to the east, Hachiōji and Akiruno and, to the north, (Okutama) in Tokyo; to the west, Fujino in Kanagawa Prefecture; and to the south, Uenohara in Yamanashi Prefecture.

History[edit]

Hinohara was established in 1889.

Administration[edit]

Hinohara has a village mayor and 70 employees.

Economy[edit]

The principal industry of Hinohara is forestry.

Education[edit]

The village has one elementary school and one junior high school.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education operates Mizuho High School [1] in nearby Mizuho. The school district operates the following high schools in Akiruno:

The school district operates the following high schools in Ōme:

Transportation[edit]

Tokyo Routes 33, 205, and 206 carry vehicular traffic. Scheduled bus service is available from Musashi-Itsukaichi Station on the JR East Itsukaichi Line.

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References[edit]

External links[edit]

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