Top things to do

Shokudo in Shirahama

Kiraku

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

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

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

Shirara-hama

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.