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Encyclopedia > Hinohara, Tokyo

Hinohara (檜原村 or 桧原村 ~mura?) is a municipality in Nishitama District, Tokyo, 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. 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. ... 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. ... A village (村 mura or son) is a local administrative unit in Japan. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Geography

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. More than 90% of its area is forest. Tama River, in a Landsat photo of the Tokyo area The Tama River (多摩川, たまがわ, tama-gawa) is a major river in and near Tokyo in Honshu, Japan. ...


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, Hachioji and Akiruno and, to the north, (Okutama) in Tokyo; to the west, Fujino in Kanagawa Prefecture; and to the south, Uenohara in Yamanashi Prefecture. Hachiōji (八王子市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan, about 40 km west of the center of Tokyo. ... Akiruno (Japanese: あきる野市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Okutama is a town in Nishitama District, Tokyo. ... Fujino (藤野町; -machi) is a town located in Tsukui District, Kanagawa, Japan. ... Kanagawa Prefecture ) is a prefecture located in the southern Kanto region of Honshu, Japan. ... Uenohara (上野原市, Uenohara-shi) is a city located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Yamanashi Prefecture (山梨県 Yamanashi-ken) is located in the Chubu region on Honshu island, Japan. ...


History

Hinohara was established in 1889.


Administration

Hinohara has a village mayor and 70 employees.


Economy

The principal industry of Hinohara is forestry.


Education

The village has one elementary and one middle school.


Transportation

Tokyo Routes 33, 205, and 206 carry vehicular traffic. Scheduled bus service is available from Musashi Itsukaichi Station on the JR East Itsukaichi Line. Musashi Itsukaichi Station ) is the terminus of the JR East Itsukaichi Line. ... Yamanote Line, Tokyo JR Yamanote Line train in Tokyo, Japan Above Yurakucho in Tokyo East Japan Railway Company (東日本旅客鉄道 Higashi-Nihon Ryokyaku Tetsudo or JR東日本; JR Higashi-Nihon) (TYO: 9020) is a Japanese private railroad company, the largest passenger railway company in the world and one of the seven JR companies. ... The Itsukaichi Line (五日市線) is a railway line of JR East in Tokyo, Japan. ...


External links

  • Tokyo Metro Hinohara Village (in Japanese)

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Hinohara, Tokyo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (237 words)
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.
Hinohara lies in the mountainous upper reaches of the Akigawa, a tributary of the Tama River.
Communities surrounding Hinohara are: to the east, Hachioji and Akiruno and, to the north, (Okutama) in Tokyo; to the west, Fujino in Kanagawa Prefecture; and to the south, Uenohara in Yamanashi Prefecture.
Tokyo - Free Encyclopedia (1082 words)
Tokyo is the business center of the country as well as 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.
Tokyo literally means "eastern capital" in Japanese, to mean to oppose to an old capital in west, Kyoto, which was renamed "Saikyo", meaning "western capital", for a period of time.
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