Shirahama is a town located in Nishimuro District, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan.
Shirahama is known as a resort town on the south coast of Wakayama Prefecture.
The town is also known for its hot springs.
Many famous spots are located in Shirahama such as Sandanbeki , Senjojiki and Minakata Kumagusu Museum .
The Sandanbeki are cliffs along on the ocean edge that are 40 meters high.
The Senjojiki is a rocky point near Shirarahama beach.
The Minakata Kumagusu Museum houses much of scientist Minakata Kumagusu's books, specimens, and memorabilia.
Minakata Kumagusu was an eccentric genius researcher and pioneering environmentalist, born in Wakayama.