Himeshima (姫島村 Himeshima-mura?) is a village located in Higashikunisaki District, Ōita Prefecture, 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 Kyūshū, and is accessible by ferry. 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.