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Encyclopedia > Hinode, Tokyo

Hinode (日の出町 -machi?) is a town in Nishitama District, Tokyo, Japan. As of 2005, it had a population of 16,023 and an area of 28.08 km², with a population density of 570.6/km². A town (町 chō) is a local administrative unit in Japan. ... Nishitama, in Tokyo, Japan, is formed in the following towns and villages. ... Tokyo ) , literally eastern capital, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and includes the highly urbanized central area formerly known as the city of Tokyo which is the heart of the Greater Tokyo Area. ...

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Geography

The highest mountain is Mount Hinode at 902 m. The Hirai and Ōguno Rivers drain the town. Hinode borders the cities of Ome and Akiruno, both of which are also in Tokyo. Categories: Cities in Tokyo | Japan geography stubs ... Akiruno (Japanese: あきる野市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ...


History

The village of Hinode was formed in 1955 with the merger of the villages of Hirai and Ōguno. Hinode became a town in 1974. A village (村 mura or son) is a local administrative unit in Japan. ...


Industry

Forestry and timber production are important industries. Cryptomeria and hinoki are economically important. Hinode produces 200,000 coffins annually, ranking first in Japan. A decidous beech forest in Slovenia. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Lumber. ... Binomial name Cryptomeria japonica (L.f. ... Binomial name Chamaecyparis obtusa (Siebold & Zucc. ... A coffin (in North American English, also known as a casket) is a funerary box used in the display and containment of deceased remains -- either for burial or after cremation. ...


Education

Hinode has three public elementary schools (Hirai, Honjuku, and Ōguno) and two public middle schools (Hirai and Ōguno).


Transportation

The Hinode Interchange of the Ken-O Expressway is in Hinode. The Ken-O Expressway (首都圏中央連絡自動車道 or 圏央道 Metropolitan Inter-City Expressway) is a partially-completed ticket system toll expressway in Japan, owned and operated by the Central Nippon Expressway Company and East Nippon Expressway Company. ...


External links

  • Welcome to Hinode Home Page (in Japanese)

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Encyclopedia4U - Tokyo - Encyclopedia Article (1001 words)
Tokyo (東京, literally: "eastern capital"), (previously alternately spelled Tokio in English, and still spelled Tokio in Dutch, Esperanto, German, and Spanish) is the capital and largest city of Japan.
Tokyo is the business center of the country as well as being the home of the Japanese emperor and the seat of the national government.
Tokyo is often considered part of the Greater Tokyo Area, which consists of Tokyo prefecture itself and the surrounding prefectures of Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba.
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