Number one beach in the Kansai area, white sandy beach stretching along the Kanayama Bay.
Known as a scenic spot since ancient times, it is called Okuwaka-ura, and is also chosen as the best coast in New Japanese Tourist Spots Top 100.
- Niutsuhime Shrine
World Heritage Site and head shrine for 180 other shrines dedicated to the Niutsuhime-no-Okami deity located around Japan with a history of over 1,700 years.
- Nachi no Taki (Nachi Falls)
Chosen as one of three Japanese famous waterfall, it is the tallest waterfall in Japan, measuring 133 m high and 13 m wide.
- Nachi Fan Festival
One of the three major fire festivals in Japan. Enormous pine torches are paraded up and down on the approach of the shrine.
- Kumano Kodo
UNESCO World Heritage Site! Sacred pilgrimage site made with beautiful stone paths - Kumano Kodo.
One of the most sacred places for Japanese Buddhism with over 1,200 years of history.
- Engetsu-to (island)
Symbol of Shirahama. Remarkable sunset which is included in the “Top 100 Sunsets of Wakayama Prefecture.”
- Dorokyo Gorge (Doro-Hatcho)
Distance of about 31 km. Large scenic gorge stretching over the three prefectures of Wakayama, Mie, and Nara!