Shirahama (白浜, ) is located on the western coast of Wakayama prefecture, Japan. It is best known for its beautiful white beach and hot springs. The main beach is lined with hotels like a mini Waikiki. The hotels were built in the 1960s, 70s and 80s and are very nostalgic looking. During the summer, there are fireworks every night on the beach.
The easiest way to get to Nanki Shirahama is by air or by train to avoid the traffic jams on the country roads leading into Tanabe City and Shirahama. An express way connecting the city to Osaka almost reaches Shirahama. The expressway is only two lanes, so it can get crowded in summer.
Buses frequently travel between many of the popular locations. One, Two, or Three Day Passes are available at the Shirahama JR Station for the Meiko Bus.
In the summer time it is very crowded so reservations are advised. There are also reservation centers that might be able to help.