is a town
in Nishitama District
. 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.
The highest mountain is Mount Hinode at 902 m. The Hirai and Ōguno Rivers drain the town. Hinode borders the cities of Ōme
, both of which are also in Tokyo.
of Hinode was formed in 1955 with the merger of the villages of Hirai and Ōguno. Hinode became a town in 1974.
production are important industries. Cryptomeria
are economically important. Hinode produces 200,000 coffins
annually, ranking first in Japan.
Hinode has three public elementary schools (Hirai, Honjuku, and Ōguno) and two public middle schools (Hirai and Ōguno).
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education operates Mizuho High School in nearby Mizuho.
The school district operates the following high schools in Akiruno:
The school district operates the following high schools in Ōme:
The Hinode Interchange of the Ken-O Expressway
is in Hinode.
- Former Japanese prime minister Yasuhiro Nakasone had a cottage, Hinode Sansō in this town, and in 1983, when he was in the post, Nakasone invited US president Ronald Reagan there, and held US-Japan summit with friendly relationship. And, after his resign, Nakasone also met at his cottage, Chun Doo-hwan (ex-president of South Korea), Mikhail Gorbachev (ex-president of Soviet Union) and other many foreign VIPs, include several US ambassadors. Nakasone gave the historic place to the town in 2006, and it has opened as a public park now.