Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Shirahama, Wakayama!

June 11th, 12th and 13th

We headed to Shirahama in Wakayama-ken for a long weekend at the beach! Shirahama is also known for its onsens (natural hot springs) and there are many around the town.

I had wanted to go to Shirahama for a long time as the beach is beautiful and the white sand is from Australia! We caught a bus from Osaka which took about 4 hours and then we set up camp and headed to the beach.

Our campsite

Amazing beach!

Such clear water :-)

Aussie sand!

Everyone at the beach at sunset

Beautiful sunset

For dinner we found a cool restaurant which had seats outside with a foot bath!

Me in the foot bath at dinner

The next day we tried the outdoor onsen right on the ocean - unfortunately the waves weren't big enough to come in! And then spent the afternoon at the beach.

Outdoor onsen right on the ocean

Eggs cooking in onsen water

Taube and I at the beach

The last day was a little rainy so we spent a bit of time in the onsen near the campsite and we were the only ones in there!

The outdoor onsen

Taube and I in the indoor onsen

We then got some lunch before catching the bus back to Osaka and the train home. Such a great weekend!

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