Hinode, Tokyo

Hinode, Tokyo


Hinode (日の出町 Hinode-machi) is a town located in Nishitama District, Tokyo Metropolis, 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.

Geography

The highest mountain is Mount Hinode at 902 m. The Hirai and Ōguno Rivers drain the town. Hinode borders the cities of Ōme and Akiruno, both of which are also in Tokyo.

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.

Industry

Forestry and timber production are important industries.