Shirahama (白浜), on the southwestern coast of the Kii Peninsula, is Kansai's biggest beach resort, a crescent of white sand surrounded with (mostly dated) concrete hotels. From mid-July to August it gets absolutely packed with local families and students. Outside the summer season it's eerily quiet. In addition to its beaches, Shirahama is an onsen town, with several public bathhouses, and there's some picturesque, rugged coastal scenery south of the town.
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