is a city
located in Tokyo
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
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
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.