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Shirahama Beach

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

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Lovely beach

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2014
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

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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Tanabe, Japan
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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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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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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 Francisco, California
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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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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 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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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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