Clean room and bathroom but the bed is a little small for two (probably fine if your partner doesn't sleep in a star shape though!) The room has a fridge so we could buy yoghurt, rice balls and juice for breakfast in Family Mart the night before. Bathroom is average size for a Japanese hotel. Watch out for the hot water: it's scolding.
The location is very convenient: opposite Family Mart and one minute from the beach and bus stop. The view of Engetsu island is about a 500 metre walk heading right from the hotel.
Things to be aware of in Shirahama: the beach will be packed during the summer but it is very quiet after 5pm and out of season. There is no shade on the beach but you can hire parasols. Even in season, a lot of the restaurants close early (one place told us last orders was 20:30!) so plan where you are going to eat during the day. Most of the onsen close at 22:00 which is very early for Japan. Shirahama does have a feeling of a place in decline: I guess the budget flights to Okinawa have slashed beach tourism in the area.More
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