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Shirahama Beach

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Address: Nishimuro-gun, Shirahama-cho 649-2211, Wakayama Prefecture
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Perfect beach. World's best!

Beautiful beach, white sands and warm waters. There's fireworks on the beach every night! best beach I've ever been to.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
Midori U
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful beach, white sands and warm waters. There's fireworks on the beach every night! best beach I've ever been to.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 NEW

The beach has very smooth bleached white sand. We visited this place at night to play fireworks and U can get them at stores just across the street. It was a bit cool at night in late September but I also don't see a lot of people sun bathing during the day. It's quiet and romantic gazing at the starry... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Shirahama is known as hot spring area. We visit Japan on summer, so we looking for the hotspring area where we can enjoy the beach also. Its better that you staying at the hotel at Shirahama beach, so you can enjoy the hotspring with direct view of the beach. The beach have white sands, but no water sports activity, only... More 

Himeji, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

White sand,clean beach,good people. I found nice international bar "Bar TRASH" Price is' expensive. Affordable drinks,Snacks.

Hong Kong, China
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Enjoy sunshine, beach and beer in a relaxing day. Lots of fun because it is summer time. The sand is clean. There is a Daiso 100 yen shop opposite to the beach. You can buy some beach toys there if needed.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Very nice and clean sand. The current is really strong so please mind your kids. There is a non smoke policy on the beach and some funny restaurants. When you come from the station, I advice you to stop 200 m before the beach. On the legt side of the street there is an little public bathing area for your... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Very traditional onsen with tons of giant insects. Not for ladies..the onsen is full of suspended particles but it was said that those were good for skin. We are skeptical about it

Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

It was off season and thus not many people on the beach. My 2yr & 5yr kids were enjoying (too much). We were so exhausted to keep it up with two kids! Water is so clear and feeling of the sand is great! I love to go back there near future for longer (we only stayed 2 nights & swim... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

beautiful and clean, you can put your foot in the sea or free onsen.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The sand was white, fine and smooth. The beach was clean. Didn't see litter. Was there in November so a bit too cold to swim. It was sunny. Temperatures were between 15C to 18C. The beach was not crowded. You could walk from one end of the beach to the other end within 15 minutes. There is a hot spring... More 


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