Location of Himeshima in Ōita Prefecture
|• Total||6.85 km2 (2.64 sq mi)|
|• Density||390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
As of 2003, the village has an estimated population of 2,640 and the density of 385.40 persons per km². The total area is 6.85 km². The main occupations are fishing and shrimp farming. Every summer, there is a Shinto religious ceremony featuring dancers dressed as foxes.
- Martin Fackler (April 21, 2009). "A Workers' Paradise Found Off Japan's Coast". New York Times.