Shirahama, a town with hot springs, the sea, and pandas
Shirahama, a place where emperors have visited for hot spring cures since ancient times.
About 1,400 years ago, in the Nara period (710-794), Prince Arima came all the way from Yamato (present-day Nara Prefecture), where the capital was located, to take a bath.
He recommended Shirahama Onsen (which used to be called Yuzaki Onsen) to the Emperor Saimei, his aunt and later the Emperors Jito and Bunmu came to visit the hot springs, as recorded in the Manyoushuu (famous 8thC poetry) and the Nihon-shoki (the oldest chronicles of Japan) .
Shirarahama, one of the best resort areas in Kansai
As time goes on, the development of highways, the opening of railroads, and the opening of airports made Nanki-Shirahama famous as one of the best resort areas in Kansai.
Shirarahama beach, with its white sand, is the most famous, and the beach is filled with parasols and tents as people swim in summer.
Shirarahama is a sister beach of Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii. There is a spot where you can experience a tropical atmosphere while in Japan.
For adults and children! Adventure World attracts panda fans from all over Japan
Another thing you can't miss when you think of Shirahama is that popular animal, the panda.
As of November 2021, Adventure World has seven pandas living comfortably, and they are called "Hama-Family" (Hama means beach).
In addition to the pandas, the spacious safari area and amusement park area are also worth seeing.
Shirahama as an important base for Kinan ( the south area of Wakayama Prefecture) tourism
Shirahama Town has hot springs, the ocean, and pandas, but if you broaden your perspective a bit, you will find that Shirahama is an important base for Kinan tourism.
The Kii Peninsula is long from north to south. The southernmost town Kushimoto is located more than 130 km from Wakayama City. It takes more than three hours by car just to travel in Wakayama Prefecture.
Kinan has a wide range of attractions.
Kinan has many attractive places. Tenjinzaki in Tanabe, Hashikui Iwa in Kushimoto,Shionomisaki, the southernmost point of Honshu, Nachi Falls, tuna in Nachikatsuura, and Kumano Kodo.
Shirahama is a base of Kinan trip. Shirahama Town is a hub for railroads, highways, buses, airports, and all other means of transportation.
For example, it takes about an hour from Tokyo to Nanki-Shirahama by plane. From there, you can rent a car and go to Kushimoto, Nachi, and Kumano Kodo.
It's not just about leisure in Shirahama Town! Shirahama is also a base for sightseeing in Kinan.
With the concept of "Simple, Flexible, Relax"
Nanki Shirahama Guest Living Mu is conveniently located just a five-minute walk from Shirarahama, the center of Shirahama.
Nanki Shirahama Guest Living Mu was fully renovated and opened in March 2019.
The lobby and other common areas offer a variety of spaces to enjoy the pleasures of travel to the fullest.
And please relax from your travels in the large bath with spring water.
We also have a 2LDK condominium and a dormitory room.
The concept of Mu is "Simple, Flexible, Relax".
The service is simple, and the price is reasonable.
Whether you want to relax and enjoy the scenery, go trekking along the Kumano Kodo, enjoy the hot springs, or eat local delicacies, we have a flexible plan for you.
We want your trip to be flexible, and above all, relaxing.
There is nothing, but you can do anything. Relax and let your mind go blank, just like relaxing at home.
With this in mind, we named our hostel "Guest Living Mu".
Mu means "nothing” =「無」in Japanese.
Mu is the hostel that makes your ideal trip come true!
Each person has their own idea of what they want from their trip. Some want to enjoy around in Shirahama, some want to take a short trip to Kumano Kodo, some want to relax, and some want to go on a Workation.
Mu will make your "I want to try it" come true.
For those who want to enjoy Shirahama !
Shirarahama Beach is only a 5-minute walk away, so you can change into your swimsuit in the hostel and go swimming quickly. Luggage storage and lockers for valuables are also available, so you can enjoy your leisure activities empty-handed.
With the Mabuyu bus stop just a minute's walk away, you can also easily access tourist spots such as Sandanbeki, Engetsuto, and the Minakata Kumagusu Memorial Hall.
For those who want to enjoy the activities!
Diving, fishing, cycling, and walking the Kumano Kodo.
There are many activities you can enjoy in the Kinan area.
For those who want to go on Workation!!(work & vacation)
Did you know that Shirahama is known as the "Mecca of Workation "?
Originally, the Shirahama town was invited attractive IT companies to the area, and arranged the place to work comfortably at resort sight.
The town has rich tourism resources such as beautiful beaches and scenic spots, and there are many free Wi-Fi access points.
You can work anywhere you like, depending on your mood of the day: relaxing in a Japanese-style room with a view of the ocean, sitting in a chair and concentrating for a long time in the workroom, or having a meeting ...... while drinking coffee or tea from the kitchen.
Guest Living Mu is equipped with Wi-Fi throughout the entire building, so you can use the Internet comfortably.
Also, you can enjoy the hot spring! (4 - 11pm, 6 - 9am)
After a hard day's work, you can take a relaxing soak in the hot spring to refresh yourself.
A relaxing space for an extraordinary daily life.
"I want to enjoy my leisure time to the fullest."
"I want to relax in a hot spring."
"I want to work in a different environment."
The reason for choosing Guest Living Mu is different for everyone.
If you use it as a base for sightseeing in Kinan and also deepen your interaction with the local people, it may become a "comfortable space where you want to stay forever.
In Nanki Shirahama, surrounded by rich nature, please spend your time as you wish.