Shirahama is a great swimming beach that boasts some of the most beautiful sand in the area. The beach is fully equipped with showers and changing rooms, as well as snack vendors during the swimming season, and is the largest swimming beach in Hachinohe. It bustles with swimmers particularly during the period from mid-July to late August.
» Shore of Flowers & Singing Sands Tanesashi Coast (The Ashigezaki Scenic Lookout & the Osuka Coast Area)
It was also selected as one of Japan’s top 100 swimming sites, as designated by the Ministry of the Environment, in 2006.
» The Tanesashi Sightseeing Bus Umineko
- Horigome, Oaza Same-machi, Hachinohe City
- 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, mid-July to late August
2019 Season: July 8 ~ August 28
- By car: 35 minutes from Hachinohe Station, 25 minutes from downtown Hachinohe, 30 minutes from Hachinohe IC on Hachinohe Expressway
By train: 5-minute walk from Mutsu-Shirahama Station on JR Hachinohe Line, 75-minute walk from Same Station on JR Hachinohe Line
By bus: Tanesashi Kaigan Sightseeing Bus Umineko – “Shirahama Kaisui Yokujo-mae” stop
- No (use a nearby paid parking lot)