Himeshima Island

Himeshima Island
Himeshima (Himeshima-mura) is a village located in Higashi-Kunisaki District, Oita, Japan.

The name Himeshima literally means "Princess Island". The village is on a small island, sometimes referred to as Hime Island, just off the Japanese island of Kyushu, and is accessible by ferry.

As of 2011, the village has an estimated population of 2,167. The total area is 6.85 km˛. The main occupations are fishing and shrimp farming. Every summer, there is a Shinto religious ceremony featuring dancers dressed as foxes.