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Stop At: Shirahama Fireworks, Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun Wakayama Prefecture

Shirahama (白浜) is a well developed onsen (hot spring) resort 100 kilometers south of Osaka. Its popularity as an entertainment destination and its proximity to Osaka caused Shirahama to become one of Japan's three biggest onsen resorts, along with Beppu on Kyushu and Atami on the Izu Peninsula.
The name Shirahama is Japanese for "white beach", and refers to the resort's other major attraction, a 500 meter long sand beach. Many large hotels are situated around the beach so that visitors will be just a few steps from the water. Nightly fireworks are held during summer.
Shirahama Fireworks Display
Date: August 10, 2019
Time: 20:00~21:00
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Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Sandanbeki Cliff, Shirahama, Nishimuro District, Wakayama 649-2211, Japan

Standing only a couple of kilometers apart, the craggy cliffs of Sandanbeki stand in stark saw-toothed contrast to the perfect white sands of Shirarahama Beach . An area of dramatic geology, the powerful Pacific Ocean waves come crashing into the cliff face spouting salty sea spray.


Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Engetsuto, Rinkai, Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun 649-2211 Wakayama Prefecture

Avant-garde and romantic art installations sculpted by Mother Nature
Along the Shirahama coastline, Mother Nature has used the roaring Pacific Ocean to create some rather avant-garde art installations, such as the spiky, jagged cliffs of Sandanbeki . However, she's a versatile artist, and her sensitive side has also sculpted a work of deep romance on the island of Engetsuto.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Senjojiki, Shirahama-cho, Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun 649-2211 Wakayama Prefecture

Stroll out to sea on the smooth stones of Senjojiki's "one thousand tatami mats"
Over the millennia, waves of the Pacific Ocean have continually crashed into the Wakayama coastline, creating spectacular clusters of jagged rock formations. The surfaces, however, are completely smooth, allowing for an unusual coastal hike.
Quick Facts
The Senjojiki rock formations look like thousands of stacked tatami
In May the area hosts a sand sculpture festival
This bedrock beach was formed after an earthquake in 1792

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Kuroshio Market, 1527 Kemi, Wakayama 641-0014 Wakayama Prefecture

The Kuroshio Market is a well-known fish market where you can eat and buy fresh Japanese fish. It is also a very popular spot among foreign tourists.
Guests can enjoy watching a whole tuna preparation show( »which can also be seen here ),a rare sight in Japan. There are seafood barbecue restaurants as well as Japanese restaurants which serve fresh seafood. In addition, you can also buy fresh tuna and various seafood products to take away with you.
Please do drop by the market while you are visiting the Kansai area.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Adventure World, 2399 Katata, Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun 649-2201 Wakayama Prefecture

A safari park, zoo, aquarium and amusement park all in one
The 800 square kilometers that make up the giant wildlife theme park of Wakayama Adventure World is a fun destination for a family day out. With a safari park, zoo, aquarium, amusement park, and the famous Panda Land, there is enough to keep you entertained for the entire day.


Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Wakayama Marina City, 1527 Kemi, Wakayama 641-0014 Wakayama Prefecture

Wakayama Marina City is a resort island that faces the beautiful Wakaura Bay, and features a series of hotels and onsen. Experience an extravagant atmosphere at Porto Europa, an amusement park based on medieval European townscapes. Visit the seafood market (Kuroshio Ichiba Market), where you can enjoy the dynamic tuna cutting show 3 times a day every day!

Duration: 4 hours
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