Hino, Tokyo

Hino, Tokyo

Hino City Hall
Hino City Hall
Flag of Hino
Location of Hino in Tokyo Metropolis
Location of Hino in Tokyo Metropolis
Hino is located in Japan
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo Metropolis
 • Mayor Hiromichi Baba
 • Total 27.53 km2 (10.63 sq mi)
Population (June 1, 2010)
 • Total 182,092
 • Density 6,610/km2 (17,100/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 Hino city official HP

Hino (日野市 Hino-shi) is a city located in central Tokyo Metropolis, Japan.

In 2010 the city had an estimated population of 182,092 and a population density of 6,610 persons per km2. The total area is 27.53 km2.


  • Geography 1
    • Surrounding municipalities 1.1
  • History 2
  • Economy 3
  • Transportation 4
    • Railroad 4.1
    • Highways 4.2
  • Education 5
    • Universities 5.1
    • Secondary 5.2
  • Local attractions 6
  • Sister cities 7
  • Notable people from Hino 8
  • See also 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11


Hino is approximately in the center of Tokyo Metropolis. The city limits are distributed between three roughly. The western part is called Hino plateau on a plateau approximately 100 meters above sea level. The southern part is Tama Hill in an area from 150 meters above see level to approximately 200 meters. And there is an alluvion of the Tama River of the eastern part from the northern part.

Surrounding municipalities


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.[1]

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.[2][3]

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


A Tama Toshi Monorail Line train carrying advertising for Tama Zoo






The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education operates the following public high schools.

  • Hino High School[4]
  • Hinodai High School[5]
  • Minamidaira High School[6]

Local attractions

Sister cities

Notable people from Hino

Statue of Hijikata Toshizo at Takahata Fudo temple

See also


  1. ^ Orient Watch History, (Japanese). Retrieved 3 October 2014
  2. ^ "Notice Regarding Relocation of Epson Imaging Devices Tokyo Sales Office." Seiko Epson. December 22, 2008. Retrieved on January 13, 2009.
  3. ^ "Information." World Trade Center Tokyo. Retrieved on January 13, 2009.
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External links

  • Hino City official website (Japanese)