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Shirahama Beach

Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama Prefecture 649-2211, Japan
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Type: Beaches, Marinas, Bodies of Water
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Oakland, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Well the beach itself is gorgeous with perfect white sand. But it's hard to think of it as relaxing, as it's an overdeveloped strip with high rises all along the beach. Still, it's the best beach you'll find in the Wakayama prefecture.

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san jose
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31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I was here midday in May, so there were no crowds and the weather was cool. The beach is long beautiful landscaped. The water is crystal clear, the sand a brilliant white. There are many cute little shops to dine in, catch some coffee or beer, or buy souvenirs. Wonderful

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Milan, Italy
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75 reviews 75 reviews
37 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

If you are in Japan but you don't have the chance to go to Okinawa and the islands, Shirahama and its beach can be a good solution. The beach has a very white sand and all possible services, including hot baths practically on the beach. During the low season many shops and attractions are closed, but there is also very... More

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Las Pinas, Philippines
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

In early spring, the beach was almost deserted, which was great for a long, blissful walk. The water was clear but cold and the white and powdery sand offered comfort to tired feet. One can just lie down on the sand and dream. Beautiful view all around.

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Hong Kong, China
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

I've been there in early June this year. Such a beautiful place with prefect white sand and clear water. Nice sunset view also. Sad that it was a bit too cold to swim. Wanna be there once again for swimming.

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Hong Kong, China
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

I searched everywhere on Tripadvisor but no-one mentioned of the free hot spring foot baths here. Along the shoreline and beach of Shirahama are a number of free hot spring foot bath that you can dip your feet into. The one west of the Shirahama beach has the best scenic view and the biggest of the 3 that I've been... More

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Adelaide, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Shirahama Beach is a beautiful spot. The sand may be from imported from Australia, but the water is stunning, the palm trees look fantastic and there are food and drink opportunities at every section - as well as a natural hot springs further up the beach. In summer it is hugely busy, so make sure to book accommodation in advance.

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Kobe, Japan
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012 via mobile

Apparently the sand is imported from Australia, and I'm inclined to believe it as tr sand in the surrounding beach is more like gravel. We went there in mid-August by car, and that costs around ¥15000, and parking ranged from ¥1000-¥2000 per day. It is crowded, and most of the people are sleeping in the sun. The sand is beautiful,... More

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
35 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

Very good view. You can swim from April to October. But at summer so many people here.

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Hong Kong, China
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

The beach was just wonderful! It was a beach with white sand (some said it was imported from Australia). The view was fantasic- you can see the water is just touching the sky! must see!!

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