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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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  • Seems very crowded in the summer. At a glance, can be convinced it is a beauty. A clean blue sea and white sandy beaches. Is not so widespread, so crowded you can imagine easily. No one was swimming was a visit at the end of October, so (laughs) but took his shoe off, tourists (including myself) had joined the sea legs only.
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  • Cars are parked at the parking lot in front of me. From a disappointing season they were free. It is my first time coming to Shirahama beach several times came to the shirarahama Beach beaches. Sandy beaches are clean and firmly? It was very clean. I think it's a great place to walk around.
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  • The good weather were very comfortable. In the clean blue sea, white sand beaches, was a smooth, so take off your shoes and walk.
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