Tokyo, Japan's capital, is situated about 280 miles (451 kilometers) to the northeast of Shirahama, while Kobe is 70 miles (113 kilometers) to the north.
Shirahama offers some nice places to visit. Sandanbeki Cave and Adventure World are two of these.
While it can be a temptation to simply sit back and relax while visiting Shirahama, keep in mind that Wakayama 's numerous natural and man-made attractions are never more than a day trip away. If you'd like to find even more things to see and do, try the Kashima Shrine and Minabe Plum Museum in and around Minabe, which lays 7 miles (11 kilometers) to the south of Shirahama.
Endear yourself to the people in Japan by making the effort to speak Japanese. "Isshoni odorimasenka?" ("Would you like to dance with me?") is useful. And also "Benjo wa doko desu ka?", which means "Where's the toilet?"
Birthday of Emperor Akihito is held on the 23rd of December, so be sure to put aside your sightseeing and join in the fun and festivities with proud locals.
When it's finally time to pack your suitcase and say "Sayōnara" to Shirahama, you'll have loads of happy memories to take home.