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Shirahama Beach

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Address: Nishimuro-gun, Shirahama-cho 649-2211, Wakayama Prefecture
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Nice beach and quiet

This place is quite quiet in October and we just noticed a few tourists around. It's a nice beach to visit and you can go for a nice walk with their fine sand and try out the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
adalam2011
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This place is quite quiet in October and we just noticed a few tourists around. It's a nice beach to visit and you can go for a nice walk with their fine sand and try out the small hot spring for the feet that is free. Nice place if you have time to take the bus or drive over for... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We have spent 3 days there with our one year old daughter and my wife. The sand is completely white, the beach is clean, lots of small playgrounds next to the beach, the water is transparent with big fishes. Lots of public free footbath next to the beach or in the city, with volcanic hot water. A supermarket as well... More 

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Shoreline
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

So the story is that the original beach washed away during a storm or kaiju attack or something equally bad. Since Shirahama is a beach town you must have a beach, so they arranged for sand to be shipped in from Australia. Now, I can neither confirm or deny the veracity of this, but I love the story. Shirahama is... More 

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San Francisco, California, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This crescent beach (town) about 2+ hours South of Osaka at the tip of the Wakayama Prefecture was a nice off-season getaway for us. We went on a Summer'y sunny Saturday in October and the beach was nearly empty - maybe 100 people in total. The water was warm and it was a lovely day for a swim. This beach... More 

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Thank HaljoHal
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We came in mid Sept and the weather was very warm and humid so lovely to swim in the warm-ish water. Great that there were no crowds like in August!

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Thank CazzyGee255100
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We went mid September, and I guess that is the off season. The place is a ghost town, kind of creepy. But, the beach is mint! Super clean area. There are signs everywhere, and hourly announcements, telling you no smoking / pets / garbage / camping / fires.

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Thank Jay B
Kobe, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Beautiful white sanded beach in Wakayama. The sand is said to have been brought in from Australia. The water is clear and nice and it's been nice for a swim in both late May and early September. Will go back if I have the chance!

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Thank Cathinka H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We recomend shirahama beach for morning swim. White sand is really nice, lot of shadows for relaxing, not crowded, little bit windy but fine because Sun is in august really hot. Theres a beach showers, some small restaurants, lockers, dressing rooms and toilets. Beach is clean, spacious and free except for the coin lockers. And crazy? Late morning aftet 9.00... More 

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Thank Robert M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

During our stay in shirahama we went to shirahama beach every morning for our early swim. Its so relaxing and the sun isnt hot, it wont exhaust you after swimming and youll still have energy to roam around the city afterwards. Theres a conbini nearby, some restaurants, coin lockers, dressing rooms and toilets. Its clean and free except for the... More 

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Thank Ellanie M
Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

I really enjoy spending time here, just chill and enjoy. The beaches here are very well maintained, no one scattered their trash, it's all properly disposed at designated area. Mini marts selling smacks, ice creams, snacks & beach stuff all around. There's even a few free foot bath (hot springs), nearby the beach. There's also a few outdoor bath available,... More 

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