Hino, Tokyo

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Hino City Hall
Hino City Hall
Flag of Hino
Official seal of Hino
Location of Hino in Tokyo Metropolis
Location of Hino in Tokyo Metropolis
Hino is located in Japan
Coordinates: 35°40′16.6″N 139°23′42.5″E / 35.671278°N 139.395139°E / 35.671278; 139.395139Coordinates: 35°40′16.6″N 139°23′42.5″E / 35.671278°N 139.395139°E / 35.671278; 139.395139
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo Metropolis
 • Mayor Fuyuhiko Otsubo (since April 2013)
 • Total 27.55 km2 (10.64 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 185,133
 • Density 6,720/km2 (17,400/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City symbols  
• Tree Live oak
• Flower Chrysanthemum
• Bird Common kingfisher
Phone number 042-585-1111
Address 1-12-1 Shimmei, Hino-shi, Tokyo-to 191-8686
Website Official website

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, 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).[1]


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.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]


The area of present-day Hino was part of ancient Musashi Province. During the Edo period, the village of Hino developed as a post station on the Kōshū Kaidō.

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.

Hino is the hometown of Orient Watch Co., Ltd. established in 1950 by Shogoro Yoshida.[2]

On December 22, 2008 operations of Seiko Epson's Tokyo sales office began at Seiko Epson's Hino Office. Previously operations were at the World Trade Center in Minato, Tokyo.[3][4]

Hino also houses the headquarters of Hino Motors, a Toyota Group company producing semi-trailer trucks (British and Irish: articulated lorries) and buses.



Primary and secondary[edit]

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.


A Tama Toshi Monorail Line train carrying advertising for Tama Zoo




Local attractions[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

Notable people from Hino[edit]

Statue of Hijikata Toshizo at Takahata Fudo temple

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Official website(in Japanese)
  2. ^ Orient Watch History, (in Japanese). Retrieved 3 October 2014
  3. ^ "Notice Regarding Relocation of Epson Imaging Devices Tokyo Sales Office." Seiko Epson. December 22, 2008. Retrieved on January 13, 2009.
  4. ^ "Information." World Trade Center Tokyo. Retrieved on January 13, 2009.
  5. ^ "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 

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