Location of Himeshima in Ōita Prefecture
|• Total||6.98 km2 (2.69 sq mi)|
|Population (March 1, 2017)|
|• Density||280/km2 (720/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
As of March 2017, the village has an estimated population of 1,930 and the density of 280 persons per km². The total area is 6.98 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.