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Shirahama Beach

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Address: Nishimuro-gun, Shirahama-cho 649-2211, Wakayama Prefecture
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Beatiful beach

Shirahama Beach is beautiful and surrounded by many accommodation which suits different budget. Restaurants and Family mart are also available.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shirahama Beach is beautiful and surrounded by many accommodation which suits different budget. Restaurants and Family mart are also available.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

shirahama beach is that kind of place where you can just lay back and relax in a balmy Sunday afternoon with family and friends. the white sand (90% quartz) is soft and is an utter joy to walk and play on. its wide enough that there's ample space for your own personal space and the hotels are set back so... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beach is very clean, with white and find sand. This place is ideal for having relaxing walks, or to watch the sunrise/ sunset. There are a number of dining options around the beach too.

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Helsinki, Finland
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51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

There is just few people on the beach in a winter afternoon, sands are pearl white and water is clear blue, we walked around the whole beach and then sat on the rocks to enjoy the gentle sea bleeze, watching the sea, small fishes, birds, waves for more than an hour, it was so relaxing and peace. I wish we... More 

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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

It was really a very nice beach. I was there on 7 Jan 2017, glad that the weather is good with blue sky and sunny day. It is a must visit whenever you are in Wakayama!

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338 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We came to the Shirahama Beach after staying in the Seamore Hotel where our room had a panoramic view to the beach area. The beach was neat, clean and rubbish was not found anywhere, indicating the good management of Japan and the strict laws of throwing rubbish anywhere. This is much better to what is seen in Hong Kong. The... More 

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Thank Justin9127
Hong Kong, China
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

This place is quite quiet in October and we just noticed a few tourists around. It's a nice beach to visit and you can go for a nice walk with their fine sand and try out the small hot spring for the feet that is free. Nice place if you have time to take the bus or drive over for... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We have spent 3 days there with our one year old daughter and my wife. The sand is completely white, the beach is clean, lots of small playgrounds next to the beach, the water is transparent with big fishes. Lots of public free footbath next to the beach or in the city, with volcanic hot water. A supermarket as well... More 

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Reviewed 4 October 2016

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 shipped in from Australia. Now, I can neither confirm or deny the veracity of this, but I love the story. Shirahama is... More 

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San Francisco, California, USA
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

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 nearly empty - maybe 100 people in total. The water was warm and it was a lovely day for a swim. This beach... More 

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