Hino, Tokyo
is a city
Cities of Japan
||A is a local administrative unit in Japan. Cities are ranked on the same level as and , with the difference that they are not a component of...

 located in central Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south...

. As of 2010, the city has an estimated population
A population is all the organisms that both belong to the same group or species and live in the same geographical area. The area that is used to define a sexual population is such that inter-breeding is possible between any pair within the area and more probable than cross-breeding with individuals...

 of 182,092 and a population density
Population density
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 of 6,610 persons per km². The total area was 27.53 km².


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 see 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
Tama River
The is a major river in Yamanashi, Kanagawa and Tokyo Prefectures on Honshū, Japan. It is officially classified as a Class 1 river by the Japanese government....

 of the eastern part from the northern part.

Surrounding municipalities

  • Fuchu, Tokyo
    Fuchu, Tokyo
    is a city located in western Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. As of 2010, the city has an estimated population of 255,394 and a population density of 8,700 persons per km². The total area was 29.34 km²...

  • Kunitachi, Tokyo
    Kunitachi, Tokyo
    is a city located in the western part of the metropolitan area of Tokyo, Japan. As of October 1, 2010, the city has an estimated population of 74,623.- History :Kunitachi was founded on January 1, 1967...

  • Tachikawa, Tokyo
    Tachikawa, Tokyo
    is a city located in western Tokyo, Japan.As of February 1, 2010, the city has an estimated population of 178,064 and the density of 7,303.69 people per km². The total area is 24.38 km²...

  • Akishima, Tokyo
    Akishima, Tokyo
    is a city located in the western end of Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. As of 2010, the city has an estimated population of 112,521 and a population density of 6,490 persons per km²...

  • Hachioji, Tokyo
    Hachioji, Tokyo
    is a city located in Tokyo, Japan, about 40 kilometers west of the center of the special wards of Tokyo.As of January 1, 2010, the city has an estimated population of 551,901 and a population density of 2,962.27/km². The total area is 186.31 km². It is the eighth largest city in the...

  • Tama, Tokyo
    Tama, Tokyo
    is a municipality classified as a city, located in Tokyo, Japan.Its southern half forms part of the Tama New Town project, Japan's largest residential development, constructed in the 1970s....


The area of present day Hino was became part of ancient Musashi Province
Musashi Province
was a province of Japan, which today comprises Tokyo Prefecture, most of Saitama Prefecture and part of Kanagawa Prefecture. It was sometimes called . The province encompassed Kawasaki and Yokohama...

. During the Edo period
Edo period
The , or , is a division of Japanese history which was ruled by the shoguns of the Tokugawa family, running from 1603 to 1868. The political entity of this period was the Tokugawa shogunate....

, the village of Hino developed as a post station
were post stations during the Edo period in Japan, generally located on one of the Edo Five Routes or one of its sub-routes. They were also called shukueki . These post stations were places where travelers could rest on their journey around the nation...

 on the Kōshū Kaidō
Koshu Kaido
The was one of the five routes of the Edo period and it was built to connect Edo with Kai Province in modern-day Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. The route continues from there to connect with the Nakasendō's Shimosuwa-shuku in Nagano Prefecture...

In the post-Meiji Restoration
Meiji Restoration
The , also known as the Meiji Ishin, Revolution, Reform or Renewal, was a chain of events that restored imperial rule to Japan in 1868...

 cadastral reform of 1871, Hino-juku became part of Kanagawa Prefecture
Kanagawa Prefecture
is a prefecture located in the southern Kantō region of Japan. The capital is Yokohama. Kanagawa is part of the Greater Tokyo Area.-History:The prefecture has some archaeological sites going back to the Jōmon period...

. 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 Metropolis 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.
On December 22, 2008 operations of Seiko Epson
Seiko Epson
, commonly known as Epson, is a Japanese technology company and one of the world's largest manufacturers of computer printers, information and imaging related equipment...

's Tokyo sales office began at Seiko Epson's Hino Office. Previously operations were at the World Trade Center
World Trade Center
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 in Minato, Tokyo
Minato, Tokyo
is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. As of 1 March 2008, it had an official population of 217,335 and a population density of 10,865 persons per km². The total area is 20.34 km².Minato hosts 49 embassies...


Hino also houses the headquarters of Hino Motors
Hino Motors
-External links:Global* * * Overseas offices****.*.***.*.* - Philippines**...

, a Toyota Group
Toyota Group
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 company producing semi-trailer truck
Semi-trailer truck
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s (British and Irish: articulated lorries) and buses.



  • JR East
    East Japan Railway Company
    is the largest passenger railway company in the world and one of the seven Japan Railways Group companies. The company name is officially abbreviated as JR East in English, and as in Japanese. The company's headquarters are in Yoyogi, Shibuya, Tokyo....

      – Chūō Main Line
    Chuo Main Line
    The , commonly called the Chūō Line, is one of the major trunk railway lines in Japan. It runs between Tokyo and Nagoya, although it is the slowest direct railway connection between the two cities; the coastal Tōkaidō Main Line is slightly faster, while the Tōkaidō Shinkansen is the fastest rail...

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  • Keio Corporation  – Keiō Line
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  • Keio Corporation  – Keiō Dōbutsuen Line
    Keio Dobutsuen Line
    The is a railway line in Hino, Tokyo, Japan owned by the Keio Corporation, which runs between Takahatafudō on the Keiō Main Line and Tama-dōbutsukōen ....

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  • Tama Toshi Monorail Line
    Tama Toshi Monorail Line
    The , also referred to as the Tama Monorail, is an important part of the Western Tokyo public transport network.Operated by Tokyo Tama Intercity Monorail Co., Ltd., the double tracked, 16.0 km monorail line carries passengers between the suburban cities of Higashiyamato and Tama via Tachikawa,...

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  • Tokyo Metropolitan University
    Tokyo Metropolitan University
    Tokyo Metropolitan University is one of the largest public universities in Japan...

     – Hino campus
  • Meisei University
    Meisei University
    is a private university in Tokyo, Japan. The school's two campuses are in Hino and Ōme. It also offers correspondence courses which it introduced in 1967.-History:...

  • Jissen Women's University
    Jissen Women's University
    is a private women's college in Hino, Tokyo, Japan. The predecessor of the school was founded by poet and educator Utako Shimoda in 1899. It was chartered as a university in 1949.-External links:*...

  • Sugino Fashion College
    Sugino Fashion College
    is a private university in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan. The predecessor of the school was founded in 1926, and it was chartered as a junior women's college in 1950. In 2002 it became coeducational.-External links:*...

     – Hino campus


Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education is the board of education in Tokyo, Japan. The board manages the individual school systems within the metropolis. The board also directly manages all of the public high schools in Tokyo...

 operates public high schools.

Noted people from Hino

  • Hijikata Toshizō
    Hijikata Toshizo
    was the vice-commander of Shinsengumi, a great swordsman and a talented Japanese military leader who resisted the Meiji Restoration.-Background:...

     – Bakumatsu period samurai
  • Inoue Genzaburō
    Inoue Genzaburo
    was born in Bushu . He was the captain of the sixth unit of the Shinsengumi which were a special police force for the Tokugawa regime....

     – Bakumatsu period samurai
  • Yuriko Yamamoto
    Yuriko Yamamoto
    is a Japanese voice actress currently employed by Aoni Production.-Notable voice roles:* Arcadia of My Youth as La Mime* Dancouga as Sara Yuki* Earthian as Takako* Fight! Iczer One as Iczer One* Fist of the North Star as Yuria...

     – Seiyu
  • Tomonobu Hiroi
    Tomonobu Hiroi
    Tomonobu Hiroi is a Japanese football player currently playing for J2 team Roasso Kumamoto on loan from Shimizu S-Pulse...

     – Professional soccer player
  • Yuzo Koshiro
    Yuzo Koshiro
    is a Japanese video game music composer and audio programmer. He is regarded as one of the most influential innovators in chiptune music and video game sound design...

    – composer

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