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Naki Shirahama, Wakayama Prefecture

This video is a promotional video for Wakayama prefecture’s Nanki Shirahama. It is made by the Nanki Shirahama Tourist Bureau.

Nanki Shirahama is in Shirahama Town, Wakayama Prefecture, in Japan's Kansai Region. It is one of the most famous beach resorts in Western Japan and many tourists visit there every year. The ‘Nanki’ in Nanki Shirahama has been added in order to distinguish it from Shirahama Resort in Chiba Prefecture and Shizuoka Prefecture. The Shirahama Town area has been called ‘Nanki’ since long ago. No one knows since when, but people started to call the area Nanki Shirahama.

In the video, two women visit the tourist spots in Nanki Shirahama in Wakayama Prefecture.
Be sure to follow along with the video as you read this article. It'll feel as though you're right there experiencing Wakayama Prefecture's Nanki Shirahama.

Tourist attractions in Nanki Shirahama in Wakayama Prefecture

image of a panda
Photo:A panda

There are many tourist attractions in Nanki Shirahama.
You can enjoy the sandy Shirahama (white beach), and the world-famous Adventure World, where they run a successful Giant Panda breeding program.
You can also see dolphins swimming in front of you if you catch a dolphin show at Adventure World.
Adventure World is shown from 2:11 in the video.

Other attractions include Engetsu Island and Senjojiki which are symbolic of Shirahama, and Sandanbeki Cave which is said to have been a secret fort in the Heian period. From the historic heritage sites surrounded by nature to the latest fun-filled attractions, there's plenty to do in Nanki Shirahama.
The nature of Nanki Shirahama is truly an amazing sight.

At 1:03 they show the exhilarating boat cruise in Nanki Shirahama.
The boat trip makes for unforgettable memories with its beautiful views from the sea.
You can take great pictures for Instagram as well.

Dining in Nanki Shirahama, Wakayama Prefecture

image of Kue fish
Photo:Kue sashimi

There are many great places to dine in Nanki Shirahama, Oriental Waikiki Beach (Sister beach of Nanki Shirahama in Hawaii). There are popular, well-known restaurants, as well as hidden gems scattered throughout the area.
Our recommendation for both dining and souvenirs is Toretore Market, known as the largest seafood market in Western Japan.
It is run by the local Fishery Association of Katata. They pride themselves on the flavor and freshness of their products.

Nanki Shirahama’s famous food is definitely the elusive luxury fish "Kue."
Kue is a brand name fish that was successfully farmed for the first time in the world in 20 years, and you can enjoy Kuei nabe, sashimi, tempura, and more at restaurants in the Nanki Shirahama area.
In the video, the food market Fisherman’s Wharf Shirahama is shown from 2:19. Here you can taste some of the freshest seafood in the world.

Tourist Hotels Around Nanki Shirahama

Nanki Shirahama is also known as the largest resort town in Western Japan. There are many resort hotels and ryokan (Japanese style inns) in Nanki Shirahama.
At 1:39 in the video, they show how you to spice up your trip by tasting luxurious Japanese cuisine and spending time in a relaxing hot spring.
This hot spring is also one of Nanki Shirahama's specialties! Enjoy white sandy beaches, rich seafood, and finally a hot spring or resort hotel to rest after a long day of sightseeing.
You can also try the local foot bath during your visit. You can see the foot bath at 0:57.

Summary of Nanki Shirahama in Wakayama Prefecture

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Photo:Sakinoyu onsen

Did you enjoy reading about Nanki Shirahama in Wakayama Prefecture?
The video shows some sights and events that we couldn't include in the article.
Take your time watching it and imagine yourself on the sandy beaches of Shirahama.

Check out the official Shirahama Tourist Association site for access information, local events and information on the surrounding area of Shirahama.
Enjoy a trip to Nanki Shirahama, where you can experience nature, great food, history, and culture.

【Official Website】Shirahama Town Hall, Wakayama Prefecture Website

Written By
Apr. 28, 2022
児玉 勇(Yu Kodama)
A writer who loves Japan and yakitori
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