Shirahama Onsen is one of the three most famous onsen in Japan. The town has been veiled by white steam and the unique scent of the onsen water since ancient times.
Outdoor onsen are surrounded by green trees and fresh air. Onsen close to the ocean provide a breathtaking panorama of the sea. Onsen in Ryokan and hotels are a must. Walking around the town and taking an Onsen Tour of various onsen scattered everywhere is also fun and worth doing.