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Hinoemata Village Hall
Location of Hinoemata in Fukushima Prefecture
|• Total||390.50 km2 (150.77 sq mi)|
|Population (September 2014)|
|• Density||1.58/km2 (4.1/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Chamaecyparis obtusa|
|- Flower||Asian skunk cabbage|
|Address||880 Shimonohara, Hinoemata-mura, Minamiaizu-gun, Fukushima-ken 967-0525|
Hinoemata (檜枝岐村 Hinoemata-mura?) is a village located in Minamiaizu District, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. As of September 2014, the village had an estimated population of 616 and a population density of 1.58 persons per km². The total area was 390.50 km². It is locally famous for its soba (buckwheat noodles) and known nationally for its kabuki performances and as a gateway to the Oze marshlands.
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 lowest population density of any municipality in Japan.
- Mountains: Aizu-Komagatake (2133 m), Mount Taishaku (2060 m), Hiuchigatake (2356 m)
- Rivers: Hinoemata River
- Lakes: Ozegahara
- Fukushima Prefecture
- Niigata Prefecture
- Gunma Prefecture
- Tochigi Prefecture
The area of present-day Hinoemata was part of ancient Mutsu Province and formed part of the holdings of Aizu Domain during the Edo period. After the Meiji Restoration, it was organized as part of Minamiaizu District.
Hinoemata was formed on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of the municipalities system.
The economy of Hinoemata is primarily agricultural.
- Hinoemata Elementary School
- Hinoemata Intermediate School
Hinoemata is not served by any train stations.
- Okutadami Dam (Hinoemata is situated on the east bank of the dam lake.)
- Hinoemata Hot Spring
- Sanjō Falls
- Takeda Hisayoshi Memorial Hall
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