Hamada is a city located in Shimane Prefecture, Japan. It is the third largest city in the prefecture and is located at the south-western end of the prefecture. It is a coastal city on the Sea of Japan and possesses beautiful white-sand beaches, which make the city a popular destination for local tourists in the summer. Although Hamada is a relatively small city it is conveniently located on the express-way across Chugoku to Hiroshima City with a journey time of about 1 hour 40 minutes. The city was founded on November 3, 1940.
- Hamada, Shimane on Wikipedia