Shirahama - Wakayama

Located on the southern coast of Wakayama Prefecture, Shirahama  ( 白浜 ) is a resort town that is considered one of the most famous honeymoons and tourist destinations in the Kansai Region of Japan .  Shirahama  ( 白浜 ) Shirahama Details Shirahama is known for its temperate climate and its onsen s, most notable of which are the Nanki-Shirahama Onsen and Saki-noyu Hot Spring . However, Shirahama is known more for its crescent-shaped white-sand beach, which is aptly named after the town (or maybe vice versa).  Turn left and exit at that ramp to reach Shirahama ! White sand indeed! Read more about Shirarahama Beach  here! One of the iconic statues near the beach This is actually a beachside shower Gotta love the view from the wave breaker Time to take a dip Don't forget to check in on one of the many hotels near the beach Speaking of the white sand beach, Shirahama actually translates to "white beach" or "white bay". The white

Japan Diaries 2: Day 11

Day 11   May 27, 2018 Shirahama Road Trip   The weather forecast said that there will be a 20% chance of rainfall in Osaka Prefecture today. However, it seems like we won't be staying in Osaka Prefecture today as our Japanese godfather, Mr. Toshi, surprised us once again when he told us that we'd be going on another road trip.  Check out who drove the car for us today... Upon asking, he told me that he wanted to bring us to the town of Shirahama in Wakayama Prefecture. I googled it and found out that it's one of the best beach destinations in the Kansai Region. Aside from that, I also discovered that there is an ongoing Sand-Art Contest on the beach. It would also be featured in the news that we'd be watching in the car on our way to Shirahama. Turning left... We left our home in Kumatori-cho, Osaka Prefecture at around 9AM and reached Shirahama town about an hour and a half later. Our first stop was the famed Shirarahama White Beach or simply Shiraraham

Naruto Whirlpools - Tokushima

Located in the picturesque Naruto Strait, nestled between Naruto City in Tokushima Prefecture and Awaji Island in Hyogo Prefecture, the captivating phenomenon known as the Naruto Whirlpools ( 鳴門の渦潮 ) has become a prominent attraction, drawing visitors from far and wide. These mesmerizing tidal whirlpools have transformed the region into a thriving tourist destination, captivating the hearts and minds of all who witness their awe-inspiring power. Naruto Whirlpools  ( 鳴門の渦潮 ) Naruto Whirlpools Details Naruto Whirlpools occur when the tide moves large amounts of water in and out of the narrow strait. According to experts, the water rushes through Naruto Strait at a speed of about 13 to 15 kilometers per hour. They also say that the water flows in and out of the strait twice a day due to changing tides. During spring tide, the water current sometimes reaches up to 20 kilometers per hour. With this speed, the whirlpools sometimes get as big as 66 feet in diameter. Speaking of the speed o

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