Hino, Tottori

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Hino
日野町
Town
Hino Town Office, Hino, Tottori Prefecture
Hino Town Office, Hino, Tottori Prefecture
Flag of Hino
Flag
Official seal of Hino
Seal
Location of Hino in Tottori Prefecture
Location of Hino in Tottori Prefecture
Hino is located in Japan
Hino
Hino
 
Coordinates: 35°14′N 133°27′E / 35.233°N 133.450°E / 35.233; 133.450Coordinates: 35°14′N 133°27′E / 35.233°N 133.450°E / 35.233; 133.450
Country Japan
Region Chūgoku
San'in
Prefecture Tottori Prefecture
District Hino
Area
 • Total 134.02 km2 (51.75 sq mi)
Population (July 1, 2012)
 • Total 3,682
 • Density 27.47/km2 (71.1/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Japanese cedar
- Flower Azalea
- Bird Mandarin Duck
Phone number 0859-72-0331
Address 101 Neu, Hino-chō, Hino-gun, Tottori-ken 689-4503
Website Town of Hino, Official Site(Japanese)

Hino (日野町 Hino-chō?) is a town located in Hino District, Tottori Prefecture, Japan.[1]

As of 2012, the town has an estimated population of 3,682 and a density of 27.47 /km2 (71.1 /sq mi). The total area is 134.02 km2 (51.75 sq mi). The town center is located around the JR West Hakubi Line Neu Station.[2]

Bordering municipalities[edit]

Hino, while located in Tottori Prefecture, also borders on Okayama Prefecture.

History[edit]

In the Sengoku period (1467 – 1573) the Hino clan built Kagamiyama Castle on Mount Kagami (335 metres (1,099 ft)) in the Kurosaka area of Hino.[1] The small-scale castle consisted of only honmaru inner bailey and a ni-no-maru outer bailey. Packhorses were also kept at the castle. A jōkamachi castle town was built at the base of the mountain.[3] In 1632 the Tottori clan destroyed the castle, and used the site as an encampment. In the Edo period (1603 – 1868) the village of Neu became a shukuba post town. The commercial and administrative activities of the present-day Hino shifted to the Neu, where they remain today.[1]

Notable places[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

Hino is served by the JR West Hakubi Line.[1]

Neu Station serves the center of the town and municipal organizations.

Highways[edit]

  • Prefectural Routes
    • Tottori Prefecture Route 35
    • Tottori Prefecture Route 46
    • Okayama Prefecture/Tottori Prefecture Route 112
    • Tottori Prefecture Route 210
    • Tottori Prefecture Route 286
    • Tottori Prefecture Route 311

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "日野(町)" [Hino]. Nihon Daihyakka Zensho (Nipponika) (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 153301537. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  2. ^ "まちの人口・世帯" [Town Population, Households] (in Japanese). Hino, Tottori Prefecture: Town of Hino. 2012. Retrieved July 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ "鏡山城跡" [Kagamiyama Castle remains]. Nihon Rekishi Chimei Taikei (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 173191044. dlc 2009238904. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  4. ^ 金持神社(Japanese)

External links[edit]

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