Discover Shirahama

Escape to the coastal town of Shirahama, famous for its hot springs, sandy beaches, and striking seaside cliffs. Whether you're seeking relaxation or adventure, Shirahama offers an unforgettable experience in the beautiful Wakayama region.

Things to see and do


Getting around in Shirahama

The easiest way to get around in Shirahama is by car, but most major sights and attractions are accessible by a combination of trains and busses. Though, travelers will have to rely on single tickets or a prepaid card, since no special train or bus passes are provided within this area.


Getting to Shirahama

How long to stay in Shirahama

We recommend staying here between one and two days.

Hotels in Shirahama

Flights to Shirahama

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Day trips from Shirahama

Immerse yourself in the rejuvenating atmosphere of Kawayu Onsen, nestled beside the Kumano River. Perfect for hot spring enthusiasts, this charming village is brimming with natural hot springs to enjoy. ...

Travel time:

Distance, km: 42.54

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Kumano Nachi Taisha and Nachi Falls are among the most captivating and spiritual destinations in Japan. Situated in Wakayama Prefecture, the ancient Shinto shrine of Kumano Nachi Taisha is part ...

Travel time:

Distance, km: 50.44

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Koyasan is revered as one of Japan's most significant religious sites, being the birthplace of Shingon Buddhism. Immerse yourself in this sacred atmosphere by spending a night at one of ...

Travel time:

Distance, km: 62.12

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