Shirahama Onsen, Saki-no-Yu Onsen
Each year, some 3.5 million tourists stay at Shirahama Onsen, Wakayama's premier sightseeing location. Said to have been visited by emperors, and exalted in the famous Manyoshu anthology of poems, it is one of the three oldest hot springs in Japan, alongside Arima and Dogo. Home to over 120 natural springs and over 90 hotels, it has one of Japan's highest concentrations of hot springs to enjoy. Along with the famously white sands of Shirarahama Beach, visitors can also enjoy Engetsuto Island, the Sandanbeki Cave and the Senjojiki Rock Plateau. Replete with stunning scenery, this is surely the place to go for sightseeing in Wakayama.
【Access】Bus from JR Shirahama Station, and approx. 3 min. walk from the Yuzaki bus stop
【Credit Card Payment】Not accepted
【Foreign Language Support】Yes 【Parking】Yes (15 spaces)
- Postal Code
- 1668 Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama Prefecture
8:00-17:00 (July 1–August 31: 7:00-19:00; April 1–June 30: 8:00-18:00)
*Opening hours are subject to change.
- Open year-round (excl. temporary closures for maintenance)