Hino City Hall
Location of Hino in Tokyo Metropolis
|• Mayor||Fuyuhiko Otsubo (since April 2013)|
|• Total||27.55 km2 (10.64 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2016)|
|• Density||6,720/km2 (17,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Tree||Live oak|
|• Bird||Common kingfisher|
|Address||1-12-1 Shimmei, Hino-shi, Tokyo-to 191-8686|
Hino (日野市 Hino-shi?) is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016[update], the city had an estimated population of 185,133 and a population density of 6720 persons per km². Its total area was 27.55 square kilometres (10.64 sq mi).
Hino is in Western Tokyo. The city has three geographical regions. The western part is called the Hino plateau, approximately 100 meters above sea level. The southern part is Tama Hills, between 150 and 200 meters above sea level. The eastern part of the city is an alluvial plain of the Tama River.
In the post-Meiji Restoration cadastral reform of 1871, Hino-juku became part of Kanagawa Prefecture. In the reorganization of districts in 1889, Hino-juku came under the jurisdiction of Minamitama District. The entire district was transferred to the control of Tokyo Prefecture on April 1, 1893, at which time Hino-juku was proclaimed Hino Town. The area of the town expanded through annexation of neighboring villages in 1901 and 1958. On November 3, 1963, Hino was elevated to city status.
Hino is largely a regional commercial center and bedroom community for central Tokyo.
- Tokyo Metropolitan University – Hino campus
- Meisei University
- Jissen Women's University
- Sugino Fashion College – Hino campus
Primary and secondary
Hino has 17 public elementary schools and eight public middle schools operated by the Hino City Board of Education, and three public high schools operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education.
- JR East – Chūō Main Line
- Keio Corporation – Keiō Line
- Keio Corporation – Keiō Dōbutsuen Line
- Tama Toshi Monorail Line
Notable people from Hino
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- Hijikata Toshizō, Bakumatsu period samurai
- Tomonobu Hiroi, Professional soccer player
- Inoue Genzaburō, Bakumatsu period samurai
- Yuzo Koshiro, composer
- Yuriko Yamamoto, voice actress
- Official website(Japanese)
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- Hino City official website (Japanese)