Hinoemata (檜枝岐村; -mura) is a village located in Minamiaizu District, Fukushima, Japan. It is locally famous for its soba (buckwheat noodles) and known nationally for its kabuki performances and as a gateway to the Oze marshlands.
Skiing and rotenburo can be enjoyed here, also the Mini Oze Koen park which contains the Takeda Hisayoshi Memorial Hall commemorating the noted botanist and alpinist of the same name, who was the second son of Sir Ernest Satow.
As of March 1, 2007, the village had an estimated population of 635 and a density of 1.60 persons per km². The total area is 390.50 km².
Located in the southwestern corner of Fukushima prefecture
, Hinoemata is surrounded by the mountains Komagatake, Mount Taishaku, and Hiuchigatake (the highest mountain in northwestern Japan). Between these mountains runs the Hinoemata River. It is known for having the smallest number of people per kilometer.
- Mountains: Komagatake (2133 m), Mount Taishaku (2356 m), Hiuchigatake (2080 m)
- Rivers: Hinoemata River
- Lakes: Ozegahara