Shirahama is a resort town at
the southwest part
of Wakayama Prefecture, and is located about 80 km south of Wakayama
"Shirahama" means "white beach", and some towns with the same name are
in Japan. So this town is often called "Nanki-Shirahama".
The main area is on a small peninsula, and the indented coastline faces
Along the coastline, there are some nice bathing beaches and scenic
Here is a popular hot spring resort, so many resort hotels are dotted
near the coast.
Also there are some public bathhouses and outdoor bathes.
The railroad station is to the east of the peninsula, and all limited
express trains stop.
And there is Nanki-Shirahama Airport near the resort area, so it is
very convenient to visit here from Tokyo.
Shirahama : Shirahama tourist association official website
Popular spots in Shirahama
beach /1/ : Beautiful beach of
We can swim here from early May. And some outdoor bathes are around
this beach, so we can enjoy through a whole year.
(The name is not "Shirahama" but "Shirarahama".)
island /2/ : Small rock island
with a round hole
located about 1 km northwest of Shirarahama. It is a symbol of
The view of sunset is popular.
undersea observation tower /3/ : It is located
about 1 km southwest of Shirarahama. The nickname is "Coral Princess".
We can see the world of the sea about 8 meters deep. Around this area,
tropical fishes also come.
bedrock /4/ : Very wide sloping
The bedrock is made of friable sandstone, so the surface has been
eroded by waves.
This spot is also popular for the view of sunset.
rocky cliff /5/ : The steep rocky
cliffs about 50-60 meter high facing the sea. The length is about 2 km.
There is an observatory on the cliff.
The cliff has a sea cave. We can go down from the top of the cliff in
Scenic or Nature /
Park or Garden /
City, Town or Village /
Quarter or Street /
Temple or Shrine /
Museum or Laboratory /
Market or Commercial facility /
Other Building or Construction /
Historic place /
World Heritage Site
How to get to here
By JR limited express "Kuroshio", from Ten'noji in Osaka to Shirahama
station, about 2 hour 5-10 minutes.
From Shirahama station, about 15-20 minutes around Shirarahama by route
The route buses run along the coast with above popular spots.
About 1 hour and 10-15 minutes from Haneda (Tokyo) to Nanki-Shirahama
From airport, about 10-15 minutes around Shirarahama by route bus.
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