Shirahama Kaichu Observatory Deck, Shirahama-cho

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  • It's 800 yen to get in and you Go down stairs underwater perhaps 4-5m down. The portholes are a bit dirty and it's interesting for perhaps 10 mins at most. However the upper deck is air conditioned an...  more »
  • From here, you can see the crashing waves at the top before descending down to see the fish. Well worth the time.  more »
  • We went to the observatory already knowing that it was not so good. The place need to be cleaned and it's not worth your 800¥. But we were luck to see many different fish :)  more »

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Temperate climate and hot springs make Shirahama-cho a popular destination year-round with a variety of accommodations. Due to crowds in the summer period (especially July and August), plan to make advanced reservations if visiting then. Hotels line the main beach, ranging from deluxe to mid-range. Some of the establishments are traditional ryokans, emphasizing Japanese cuisine, while larger ones offer a variety of different services typical of a tourist spa town.
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