Shirahama Beach, Shirahama-cho

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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. Add Shirahama Beach and other attractions to your Shirahama-cho trip itinerary using our Shirahama-cho road trip planner .
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  • It's the white sand turn Sunset landscape art. .. September looks away in the middle of the island, the Red Sun Sok Yen to get into it more palatable
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  • You could say Japan's beautiful coast, white sandy beaches. The twinning with Hawaii's Waikiki Beach is is a beautiful sandy beaches far from Waikiki Beach. And should be recognized in the world once you place more like Hawaii tourist attractions, the Marriott hotel was opened, as the world's leading resort redevelopment forward might be.
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  • Trafalgar Beach season, so come early in the season and on the beach of the country feels like it looks. But Sandy is beautiful
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  • Extremely beautiful white sand. It's not a very big beach but it is quite well maintained. I went during winter so I didn't see many people.
  • The whitest, brightest and cleanest sand I've ever seen. Beautiful rocks too.
  • A great beach, with awesome sunsets. Onsens nearby, and handy shops for drinks and snacks!
  • Very nice and clean except summer time lots of people there
  • Best beach in Kii Hanto. ( and maybe in Kansai Area )
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