Japan Information Network's page for Shimane Prefecture contains links to all of the offical city homepages in English in Shimane. These cities are highlighted on this page's map of Shimane, so you can get an overview of where different places are. An inset map of Japan gives an idea of Shimane's location. The pull-down menu cross-references you to other prefectures in the Chugoku Region.
http://www jinjapan org/region/pref/shimane html (added 2002-02-26)