Hinohara (檜原村 or 桧原村, Hinohara-mura) is a village located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. As of 1 February 2016[update], the village had an estimated population of 2,194, and a population density of 20.8 persons per km². Its total area is 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.
Hinohara Village Hall
Location of Hinohara in Tokyo
|• Total||105.41 km2 (40.70 sq mi)|
|• Density||20.8/km2 (54/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|• Flower||Kerria japonica|
|• Bird||Japanese bush-warbler|
|Address||467-1 Hirohara-mura, Nishitama-gun, Tokyo 190-0212|
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).
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.
Hinohara has a village mayor and a village council with nine elected members. The city has 57 employees.
The principal industry of Hinohara is forestry.
The village has one elementary school and one junior high school.
Hinohara has no national expressways or national highways. Tokyo Routes 33, 205, and 206 carry vehicular traffic.