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city, eastern Tokyo to (metropolis), east-central Honshu, Japan. It is located on the Tama River on the railway linking Tachikawa and Hachioji. Hino was a post town and ferry station during the Edo (Tokugawa) period (1603-1867). The city is now part of the Keihin Industrial Region, producing automobiles, electrical machinery, and precision instruments. It also serves as a residential suburb of the Tokyo and Yokohama metropolitan area and contains the Tama Zoological Park and Takahata Temple. Pop. (2005 prelim.) 176,490.