Cities and Towns

shimane_map01By now you’re probably aware that Shimane is the second-least populated prefecture in Japan, but we’re still the 17th biggest(out of 47)  which means we have a lot of diversity within the prefecture. Shimane can roughly be split into three historic regions: Iwami in Central and Western Shimane, Izumo in Eastern Shimane and the Oki Islands 40-60km off the coast in the North. All three have a unique, rich history and culture. As such, we’ve created a separate page for each municipality in Shimane so you can get specific localized information about your new home.

Read up more about your future home and other places Shimane has on offer here:

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