Top things to do in Shirahama

Shokudo in Shirahama


This very popular local shop does excellent teishoku (set meals) with sashimi (raw fish), yaki-zakana (grilled fish) and more.
Beach in Shirahama


Shirahama's main beach is famous for its white sand – though what's there now was imported from Perth in the '90s, as the original sand was lost to erosion. It's a crescent-shaped cove, relatively sheltered from the…
Beach in Shirahama


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


Sandan-beki is a 50m cliff face that drops away vertiginously into the sea – a particularly awesome sight when the big rollers are pounding in from the Pacific. There's a free observation deck.
Food Hall in Shirahama

Fisherman's Wharf Shirahama

This complex south of the beach has a fish market on the 1st floor where you can get kaisen-don (raw seafood over rice; ¥980 to ¥3300); there are a few other restaurants upstairs serving Japanese, Italian and barbec…
Supermarket in Shirahama

Gourmet City

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