Hinohara, Tokyo

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Hinohara
檜原村
Village
Hinohara Villlage Hall
Hinohara Villlage Hall
Flag of Hinohara
Flag
Official seal of Hinohara
Seal
Location of Hinohara in Tokyo
Location of Hinohara in Tokyo
Hinohara is located in Japan
Hinohara
Hinohara
 
Coordinates: 35°43′36.5″N 139°8′56″E / 35.726806°N 139.14889°E / 35.726806; 139.14889Coordinates: 35°43′36.5″N 139°8′56″E / 35.726806°N 139.14889°E / 35.726806; 139.14889
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo
District Nishitama
Area
 • Total 105.41 km2 (40.70 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 2,194
 • Density 20.8/km2 (54/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Hinoki
• Flower Kerria japonica
• Bird Japanese bush-warbler
Phone number 042-598-1011
Address 467-1 Hirohara-mura, Nishitama-gun, Tokyo 190-0212
Website www.vill.hinohara.tokyo.jp
Scene in Hinohara Village

Hinohara (檜原村 or 桧原村 Hinohara-mura?) is a village located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the village had an estimated population of 2,194 and a population density of 20.8 persons per km². Its total area was 105.41 square kilometres (40.70 sq mi). It is the only administrative unit left in the non-insular area of Tokyo that is still classified as a village.

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).

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Hinohara was part of ancient Musashi Province. In the post-Meiji Restoration cadastral reform of July 22, 1878, the area became part of Nishitama District in Kanagawa Prefecture. The village of Hinohara was created on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of municipalities law. Nishitama District was transferred to the administrative control of Tokyo Metropolis on April 1, 1893.

Politics[edit]

Hinohara has a village mayor and a village council with nine elected members The city has 57 employees.

Economy[edit]

The principal industry of Hinohara is forestry.

Education[edit]

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

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Hinohara has no passenger railway service. The main form of public transportation is bus. Scheduled bus service is available from Musashi-Itsukaichi Station on the JR East Itsukaichi Line.

Highway[edit]

Hinohara has no national expressways or national highways. Tokyo Routes 33, 205, and 206 carry vehicular traffic.

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