Extoled even in the Manyoshu, the ancient anthology of poems, these exquisite 1200-meter long white sandbank is part of the Wakanoura Bay. The sandbank, extending to 100 meters, accommodates many beach visitors in the summer. So popular has this site been that it was awarded special selection status in the seas category for Top 100 Most Comfortable Beaches by the Ministry of the Environment in 2006. With the nearby Kataonami Park nearby, the beach is a delightful spot for walks and dates even in off-season. Only 10 kilometers from the Hanwa Expressway Wakayama Interchange, it is an easily accessible beach.
Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Wakauraminami
Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Wakauraminami [map]
- Parking Lot
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
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- View route from Station View route from Bus Stop View route from IC View route from Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Wakayama Main Areas
Wakayama prefecture unites pilgrims, food lovers, and culture buffs in a tranquil corner of Japan at the base of the Kii Peninsula. The setting for many a Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, Wakayama invites those in search of spirituality from one side of the prefecture to the other, from the 100-plus Buddhist temples of the sacred Mount Koya in the west to the inspiring temples of the Kumano Sanzan set among breathtaking nature in the east. Once the grueling hike is complete, make a beeline for Wakayama city to savor some of the country’s most delicious ramen noodles.