Top things to do

Shokudo in Shirahama


This well-kept, cheerful little shokudō serves teishoku (set meals) like tonkatsu (deep-fried pork cutlet) tempura, katsuo tataki (lightly roasted bonito) and a popular local fish called kue (longtooth grouper). On …
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…
Food Hall in Shirahama

Fisherman's Wharf Shirahama

By the water south of the town centre, this newish complex for restaurant browsing has six spots, including Italian, Japanese, a fresh fish market, a mellow Hawaiian-style cafe and a rooftop beer garden (weather per…
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…
Supermarket in Shirahama

Gourmet City

Large 24-hour supermarket a short walk from Shirahama's beach.