Hino, Tokyo

Hino (日野市, Hino-shi) is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, 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 is 27.55 square kilometres (10.64 sq mi).[1]


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
PrefectureTokyo Metropolis
 • MayorFuyuhiko Otsubo (since April 2013)
 • Total27.55 km2 (10.64 sq mi)
 (February 2016)
 • Total185,133
 • Density6,720/km2 (17,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City symbols 
• TreeLive oak
• FlowerChrysanthemum
• BirdCommon kingfisher
Phone number042-585-1111
Address1-12-1 Shimmei, Hino-shi, Tokyo-to 191-8686


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 municipalitiesEdit


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), box trucks and buses.



Primary and secondaryEdit

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 attractionsEdit

Sister citiesEdit

Notable people from HinoEdit

Statue of Hijikata Toshizo at Takahata Fudo temple

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Official website(in Japanese)
  2. ^ Orient Watch History Archived 2012-01-10 at the Wayback Machine, (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. ^ 日野市と紫波町. Hino City Official Website (in Japanese). Retrieved 29 July 2018.

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