Hino, city (1990 pop. 165,928), Tokyo Metropolis, E central Honshu, Japan, on the Asa River. A residential suburb of Tokyo and part of the Keihin Industrial Region, Hino produces automobiles and electrical machinery.
is a city located in Tokyo, Japan.

As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 171,309 and the density of 6,222.63 persons per km². The total area is 27.53 km².

The city was founded on November 3, 1963.

Hino is the home of Tama Zoo (多摩動物公園: Tama Dōbutsu Kōen), operated by the government of Tokyo. Also in Hino is Takahata Fudo, a prominent Buddhist temple.


Hino was first settled in 1605 as a small village along the Kaidō road.

Politics and government

Hino is governed by the mayor Baba Hiromichi, an independent supported by all parties except the Japanese Communist Party. The city assembly has 26 elected members.



There are the headquarters of Hino Motors, a Toyota Group company producing articulated lorries and buses.


Hino is crossed by the Chūō Main Line and the Keiō Line. There is also Tama Toshi Monorail Line which goes north-south.


Hino operates public elementary and junior high schools.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education operates public high schools.

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