Shimane Prefecture is in the western region of the main island . It is the 2nd least populous prefecture in Japan.
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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. Photo: 663highland, CC BY 2.5.

is a city in Shimane Prefecture with a population of around 150,000 people and a land area of 543.43km². Photo: 663highland, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Ōda is a city located on the coast of the in Shimane Prefecture, .As of March 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 34,354 and a population density of 79 persons per km². Photo: Yama 1009, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a small city of a little more than 50,000 people in Shimane Prefecture. Photo: Hykw-a4, CC BY-SA 3.0.


is a city at the eastern end of Shimane Prefecture. Photo: Ryohei Noda, CC BY 2.0.

is a city located in Shimane Prefecture, . Photo: 三茂屋三下奴, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is an archipelago in the , the islands of which are administratively part of , Shimane Prefecture, . Photo: Yuvalr, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Gōtsu is a city located in Shimane Prefecture, . Photo: Hyperbole, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a town in Shimane Prefecture, Japan. It's on the border with Yamaguchi Prefecture. Photo: そらみみ, CC BY-SA 4.0.


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