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One of the best beach resorts in Kansai region, Shirahama

A tourist destination famous for its hot springs and regarded as one of the three major ancient hot spring resorts in Japan. At Shirarahama beach, one of the most major tourist spots in Shirahama and a friendship sister beach of Waikiki beach in Hawaii, you can feel the resort atmosphere.

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Engetsuto islet

Three-minute walk from Musashi

Its official name is "Takashima", and it is a symbol of Nanki-Shirahama and also registered as a national scenic spot. It is famous for its beautiful sunset.

Mifune Ashiyu

Three-minute walk from Musashi

Take a footbath while looking at Engetsuto islet. Enjoy the scent of hot springs and the tide, warmed by a footbath.

Shirarahama

One-minute walk from Musashi

A white, shallow beach and chosen as one of the best 100 beaches in Japan.

Shirahama Energy Land

Five-minute walk from Musashi

Amusement facility where you can learn about the importance of energy through play.

Saki-no-yu

Five-minute drive from Musashi

Bath on the edge of the surf, the Pacific Ocean spreading in front of it.

Senjojiki

Ten-minute drive from Musashi

A large rock mass reminiscent of a broad rock mat. It has been eroded by the stormy waves and creates a magnificent landscape.

Sandanbeki

Fifteen-minute drive from Musashi

About 14 seconds to the underground cave by high-speed elevator. You are invited to explore the mystic cave world.

Adventure World

Fifteen-minute drive from Musashi

The complex facility has a zoo, aquarium and amusement park, and offers various interaction programs.

Toretore Market

Fifteen-minute drive from Musashi

The largest seafood market in West Japan operated by Katada Fishery Cooperative Association.

Shirahama Ginza Shopping Street

Four-minute walk from Musashi

A restaurant area with more than 30 shops from Japanese restaurants to bars.

The major tourist spots within
15-minute drive distance

  • Shirarahama

    One-minute walk from Musashi

  • Engetsuto islet

    Three-minute walk from Musashi

  • Mifune Ashiyu

    Three-minute walk from Musashi

  • Shirahama Energy Land

    Five-minute walk from Musashi

  • Shirahama Ginza Shopping Street

    Four-minute walk from Musashi

  • Saki-no-yu

    Five-minute drive from Musashi

  • Senjojiki

    Ten-minute drive from Musashi

  • Sandanbeki

    Fifteen-minute drive from Musashi

  • Adventure World

    Fifteen-minute drive from Musashi

  • Toretore Market

    Fifteen-minute drive from Musashi

Sightseeing list

SIGHTSEEING Tourist spots

Shirarahama

One of the major tourist spots in Shirahama and chosen as one of the 100 best beaches in Japan.
The sand is white and smooth, the color of the ocean is bright blue. It is very popular as a bathing beach and chosen as one of the 100 best beaches in Japan.
Shirarahama has become a friendship sister beach with Waikiki beach in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Live camera of Shirarahama beach
Beautiful flaming sunset

On a clear day, you can observe the beautiful flaming sunset when the sun goes down. You must check it out when you come around in Shirarahama.

Access One-minute walk from Musashi

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Engetsuto islet

Engetsuto islet has long been known as a symbol of Shirahama.
The official name is Takashima. It is has long been called "Engetsu (Round moon)" since there is a round moon shaped sea erosion cave in the center of the island.
The sunset of Engetsuto islet is selected as one of the 100 best sunsets in Japan and the beauty of the evening with the sunset is breathtaking. The sunset time is around 06:30 p.m. in summer and around 04:30 p.m. in winter.

Access Three-minute walk from Musashi

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Sandanbeki

One of the major tourist spots in Nanki-Shirahama. About 14 seconds to the underground cave by high-speed elevator. You are invited to explore the mystic cave world.
Muredaibenzaiten (the goddess Saraswati) sits inside the cave and famous as a spiritual site. Selected as a sacred site of lovers and getting more popular.

Opening hours 8:00 - 17:00 (Random days off)
Access Fifteen-minute drive from Musashi

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Senjojiki

A large rock mass reminiscent of a broad rock mat.
It has been eroded by the stormy waves and creates a magnificent landscape.
It seems to have been called "Senjojiki" because of a large rock mass reminiscent of a stack of broad rock mats spreading through Setozaki.

Access Ten-minute drive from Musashi

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Adventure World

The complex facility including the zoo and aquarium, very famous across Japan for rearing giant pandas, especially.
A major tourist attraction in Shirahama for families to enjoy all day long, where you can see various popular animals.
The hotel offers the accommodation package with Adventure World entry tickets.

Opening hours 10:00 - 17:00 (Random days off)
Access Fifteen-minute drive from Musashi

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  • Toretore Market

    The largest seafood market in West Japan operated by Katada Fishery Cooperative Association.

    Opening hours 8:30 - 18:30 (Random days off)
    Access Ten-minute drive from Musashi

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  • Shirahama Energy Land

    Amusement facility where you can learn about the importance of energy through play.

    Opening hours 8:30 - 18:30 (Random days off)
    Access Five-minute walk from Musashi

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  • Minakata Kumagusu Museum

    750 items such as achievements, remains and posthumous scripts of Kumagusu Minakata, a world famous naturalist, are displayed.

    Opening hours 9:00 - 17:00 (closed on Thursdays)
    Access Five-minute drive from Musashi

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  • Glass boat

    Get on the boat and explore the wonderful view of nature such as the beautiful ocean of Shirahama and Engetsuto islet.

    Opening hours 8:30 - 16:30 (Winter 9:00 - 16:00)
    Access Five-minute drive from Musashi

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  • Hei-sogen Observatory

    Hei-sogen observatory on the hill in Shirahama. From here you can observe the cityscape of Shirahama, Shirarahama and Engetsuto islet.

    Opening hours -
    Access Ten-minute drive from Musashi

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  • Kishu Museum

    Collection and exhibition of arts and crafts such as Ukiyo-e, pottery, seal, and calligraphy

    Opening hours 10:00 - 16:00 (closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays)
    Access Ten-minute drive from Musashi

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  • Kyoto University Shirahama aquarium

    The attached facility of Kyoto University Seto seaside experiment laboratory. About 500 species, and mainly the local marine inhabitants in Shirahama town, are exhibited.

    Opening hours 9:00 - 17:00 (open all year around)
    Access Ten-minute drive from Musashi

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  • Shirahama Baptist Church

    Church on the hill where you can overlook Shirarahama

    Opening hours -
    Access Five-minute drive from Musashi

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GOLF Golf

  • Nanki-Shirahama Golf Club

    Resort hilly courses, a tournament can be held here

    Opening hours -
    Access Fifteen-minute drive from Musashi

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  • Shirahama Golf Club

    18 holes where you can overlook the cityscape of Shirahama and the pacific ocean, you can enjoy a hot spring after play

    Opening hours -
    Access Ten-minute drive from Musashi

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  • Labeam Shirahama Golf Club

    Resort golf courses designed making use of nature of Nanki-Shirahama. Driving a cart on the fairway accepted

    Opening hours -
    Access Thirty-minute drive from Musashi

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HOT SPRING HOPPING Hot Spring Hopping

  • Yanagibashi Ashiyu

    Footbath near the shopping arcade.
    Take a break while strolling around town

    Opening hours 8:00 - 22:00
    Access Five-minute walk from Musashi

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  • Tsukumoto Ashiyu

    Footbath close to Shirarahama.

    Opening hours 8:00 - 22:00
    Access Five-minute drive from Musashi

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  • Mifune Ashiyu

    Take a footbath while looking at Engetsuto islet
    Enjoy the scent of hot springs and the tide, warmed by a footbath.

    Opening hours 8:00 - 22:00
    Access Three-minute walk from Musashi

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  • Shirahama Ginza Ashiyu Yokocho

    Footbath on Shirarahama Ginza Street
    You can have a meal while taking a footbath

    Opening hours 11:00 - 24:00 (open all year around)
    Access Three-minute walk from Musashi

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  • Chosei-no-yu footbath

    Footbath of Chosei-no-yu, onsen facility in Kogaura

    Opening hours 10:00 - 22:00 (closed on Wednesdays)
    Access Five-minute drive from Musashi

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  • Saki-no-yu

    The Pacific Ocean spreading in front of it.
    Bath on the edge of the surf

    Opening hours 8:00 - 17:00 (closed on Wednesdays)
    Access Five-minute drive from Musashi

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  • Chosei-no-yu

    You can enjoy the open-air bath surrounded by rich nature and the Bincho charcoal bath.

    Opening hours 10:00 - 22:00 (closed on Wednesdays)
    Access Five-minute drive from Musashi

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  • Shirasuna

    Open-air bath in Shirarahama. Mixed bathing with a swimsuit in summer.
    Footbath available in winter.

    Opening hours 10:00 - 14:30 (open all year around)
    Access Three-minute drive from Musashi

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  • Shirahama Onsen Park

    Onsen facility located on the hill of Shirahama

    Opening hours 9:00 - 22:00 (open all year around)
    Access Ten-minute drive from Musashi

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  • Shirara-yu

    You can take a bath while observing Shirarahama from the bathroom window.

    Opening hours 7:00 - 22:00 (closed on Thursdays)
    Access Two-minute walk from Musashi

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  • Toretore-no-yu

    Onsen in Toretore Market
    Various hot springs and rock baths available

    Opening hours 9:00 - 23:00 (open all year around)
    Access Ten-minute drive from Musashi

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  • Senjo-no-yu Grampus

    Communal bath in caravan site "Grampus"

    Opening hours 10:00 - 22:00 (closed on Tuesdays)
    Access Ten-minute drive from Musashi

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  • Matsuno-yu

    You can take a bath while observing Engetsuto

    Opening hours 13:00 - 22:00 (closed on Tuesdays)
    Access One-minute walk from Musashi

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  • Muro-no-yu

    You can enjoy two types of hot springs, "Mabuyu" and "Miyukiyu".

    Opening hours 7:00 - 22:00 (closed on Tuesdays)
    Access Five-minute drive from Musashi

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  • Tsuna-no-yu

    Onsen newly opened in June, 2008

    Opening hours 10:00 - 22:00 (closed on Thursdays)
    Access Three-minute drive from Musashi

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