Shimane Prefecture is in the western region of the main island . It is the 2nd least populous prefecture in Japan. Shimane prefecture, together with Tottori prefecture is known as the Sanin region, meaning "the shady side of the mountains".

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is an old castle town at the heart of Izumo Province, and with a population of approximately 207,000 is its largest city.

is a city in Prefecture with a population of around 150,000 people and a land area of 543.43km².

is a town in Prefecture, Japan. It's on the border with Yamaguchi Prefecture.

is a city in on the JR San'in Main Line.


is a city at the eastern end of Prefecture.

is a city in . Omori Town is a fantastic old silver mining town, which accounted for about 1/3 of the world's silver production at its peak.

is a small city of a little more than 50,000 people in Prefecture.

is a hot spring town in . A one-street onsen town with several inns and two…

is a city in . an express stop along the Sanin Railway that runs up and down the coast of Shimane.


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