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Shirahama Beach, Shirahama-cho

Categories: Marinas, Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.3/5 based on 420+ 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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  • So the story is that the original beach washed away during a storm or kaiju attack or something equally bad. Since Shirahama is a beach town you must have a beach, so they arranged for sand to be ship...  read more »
  • This crescent beach (town) about 2+ hours South of Osaka at the tip of the Wakayama Prefecture was a nice off-season getaway for us. We went on a Summer'y sunny Saturday in October and the beach was n...  read more »
  • Sunset was very beautiful. Sea is a Shonan clean feel. Summer is filled with tourists and locals in. It is very lively.
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