Hino Town Office, Hino, Tottori Prefecture
Location of Hino in Tottori Prefecture
|• Total||134.02 km2 (51.75 sq mi)|
|Population (July 1, 2012)|
|• Density||27.47/km2 (71.1/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Japanese cedar|
|- Bird||Mandarin Duck|
|Address||101 Neu, Hino-chō, Hino-gun, Tottori-ken 689-4503|
|Website||Town of Hino, Official Site(Japanese)|
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.
Hino, while located in Tottori Prefecture, also borders on Okayama Prefecture.
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. 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. 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.
Neu Station serves the center of the town and municipal organizations.
- 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
- "日野（町）" [Hino]. Nihon Daihyakka Zensho (Nipponika) (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 153301537. Retrieved 2012-07-10.
- まちの人口・世帯 [Town Population, Households] (in Japanese). Hino, Tottori Prefecture: Town of Hino. 2012. Retrieved July 10, 2012.
- "鏡山城跡" [Kagamiyama Castle remains]. Nihon Rekishi Chimei Taikei (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 173191044. dlc 2009238904. Retrieved 2012-07-10.
Media related to Hino, Tottori at Wikimedia Commons
- Official town website (Japanese)