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“Beautiful beach in West Japan” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Shirahama Beach

Shirahama Beach
Nishimuro-gun, Shirahama-cho 649-2211, Wakayama Prefecture
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Type: Beaches, Marinas, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Adelaide, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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“Beautiful beach in West Japan”
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.

Visited September 2012
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Kobe, Japan
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“A white beach”
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, as well as the water. But the water is warm. Draw your own conclusions.

It's a nice beach if you miss real beaches, but be prepared to pay a premium for the experience.

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Moscow
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“White sands and palms”
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.

Visited January 2012
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Hong Kong, China
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“Beach with WHITE sand!!”
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!!

Visited October 2011
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