Natural Feature in Shirahama


Sandan-beki is a 50m cliff face which drops away vertiginously into the sea. You can pay to take a lift down to a cave at the base of the cliff, or simply clamber along the rocks to the north of the cliff – it's stu…
Beach in Shirahama


Senjō-jiki is a wildly eroded point with layer after horizontal layer of stratified rock; this explains its name in Japanese, translating to Thousand Tatami Mat Point.
Beach in Shirahama


The town's main beach is famous for its white sand. If it reminds you of Australia, you're not wrong – the town had to import sand from Down Under after the original stuff washed away. This place is packed during Ju…