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Shirahama Beach, Shirahama-cho
(4.3/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
With snow-white sands imported from Australia and two of the oldest hot springs in Japan, Shirahama Beach remains a major attraction in a popular seaside resort. The town began importing sand from Australia in 1989, as the area's coastline began to erode. Today, you can take a stroll along 640 m (2,099 ft) of sweeping soft sand, stopping at two hot springs. The beach can get very busy, so arrive early to get a good spot. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Shirahama-cho holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Shirahama Beach and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • In the winter months of December, was sparsely empty sand was white and clean beach. Now enjoy the waters of the Pacific. There is also parking. Is the place you want to go when you come to Shirahama Onsen.
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  • I went to play the beach went to the play in order to always go in the summer, but this time into the hot weather was nice, so. It was beautiful even in winter. Even 11-filled were children playing near water.
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  • Went to the bathing season that was the beautiful coast. Shirahama winter light-up event, there's the Panda, Panda design lights are there. Well equipped.
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