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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We were there during September and it was not crowded at all. Its great for kids too, we had our 2 years old with us. He loved it. Every evenings fireworks were a bit annoying.

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Burlington, Vermont
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I love this place! It's very accessible by car and nearby public parking gives you the first hour free. The facilities (toilets, showers, changing rooms) are convenient and the beach itself is very clean. There are dining, lodging, and amusement options within walking distance which is a plus. Can't wait to come back!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We bought a 3 day bus pass only to use the bus on the first day and last day to get to/fro from the hotel to the station - what a waste!. Bus schedule is also not very often. We rented bicyles from the Shirahama tourist information centre near the beach. We cycled around Shirahama (in a loop starting from... More

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Hong Kong, China
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stayed here for three days in this summer. Initially we chose the place for her famous onsen (hot spring) but found that it's also famous for the beautiful beach, one of the best 55 beaches in Japan. The sands are very smooth and you felt very comfortable on walking. I have visited many beaches in the world, like Bondi... More

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Oakland, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
53 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
23 helpful votes 23 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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