Face recognition helps everything run smoothly.
Would you like to experience a taste of
future travel at Nanki Shirahama?

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The “Only Here” Experience
What you can do with face recognition

By preregistering your face information and credit card details just once, you can access face recognition enabled services in various different locations, and make cashless payments. Even if you don’t have a wallet with you and you are carrying luggage in both hands, you can enjoy services using face recognition alone, making your trip that much smoother.
Come try our “Only Here” near-future travel experience at Nanki Shirahama.

  1. 1.
    Welcoming Service
    As if a membership card

    Your face is like a membership card.
    You receive a welcoming message and priority park entry.
    So you can enjoy special services tailored only for you.

  2. 2.
    Hands-free Payment
    Shop without your purse or smartphone

    Your face can serve as your wallet, so you don’t have to keep putting down your shopping bags to get out your purse or smartphone when shopping.

  3. 3.
    Keyless Door Unlocking
    No need to worry about losing your key

    Your face becomes your key.
    So you can enjoy your trip without worrying about your room key.

“Only Here” Nanki Shirahama
Excursion Map

L K J I H G F E D C B A

Click the letters on the map for more details on each location.

Transport

【A】 NANKI SHIRAHAMA AIRPORT *

We welcome you all to the gateway to the skies of Wakayama prefecture, a place graced with abundant nature and a wonderful climate. Please come anytime.

Face recognition enabled services:

We can greet you with a personalized welcoming message. You can also use face recognition at the airport tourist office to hire an electric cart, send your luggage on to your hotel and purchase bus tickets.

Welcoming Service Hands-free Payment
Nearest bus stop
Shirahama Airport
 
Accommodation

【B】 SHIRAHAMA KEY TERRACE HOTEL SEAMORE *

This hotel was transformed during a large-scale refurbishment in March 2018.
With its outdoor hot spring bath with spectacular views and its buffet offering a sumptuous array of Western and Japanese dishes, this hotel is the perfect place for locals and visitors to Shirahama to gather every day.

Face recognition enabled services:

We can greet you by name. You can enter and leave your room without a key, and pay for items at the hotel shop.

Hands-free Payment Keyless Door Unlocking
Nearest bus stop
Shin Yuzaki

*Requires a booking for a special stay plan

Visit

【C】 ADVENTURE WORLD *

This theme park is built around the theme of a Future Creation Park that Makes Your Heart Smile.
The park consists of the Safari World, Marine World, and Enjoy World.
The park offers many different places to spend time with those most special to you, and many opportunities to enjoy abundant smiles.

Face recognition enabled services:

You can buy tickets hands-free at the entrance gate for face-registered visitors, and gain priority entry to the park.

Welcoming Service Hands-free Payment
Nearest bus stop
Adventure World
Food

【D】 IKESUWARODA/SUSHI YATA *

Enjoy fresh fruits of the sea to your heart’s content at this wonderful restaurant that specializes in delicious Ikesu cooking using ocean-fresh seafood and sushi prepared in front of you by skilled chefs.

Face recognition enabled services:

You can use face recognition to pay for your meal at the counter.

Hands-free Payment
Nearest bus stop
Shin Yuzaki
Food

【E】 FISHERMAN’S WHARF SHIRAHAMA *

This facility is operated by local fishers. The first floor houses a fresh fish market and diving shop, the second floor a Japanese and Italian restaurant, while the rooftop boasts a seasonal beer garden. Please enjoy the fresh fish delivered directly from the neighboring jetty and made into everyday Japanese or Italian dishes.

Face recognition enabled services:

Face recognition can be used at the cash register when paying for goods or meals.

Hands-free Payment
Nearest bus stop
Yuzaki
Shopping

【F】 FUKUKAMEDO AIRPORT STORE *

The Fukukamedo store on the second floor of the Shirahama Airport Terminal Building sells umeboshi (dried pickled plums), sweets, tsukudani (seafood, meat or seaweed simmered in soy sauce and mirin), marine products, and beauty products.
You can buy your souvenirs here before getting on the plane.
We offer tasty, healthy products made and sold in Kishu Wakayama.

Face recognition enabled services:

You can use face recognition for hands-free payment at the cash register.

Hands-free Payment
Nearest bus stop
Shirahama Airport
Food

【G】 SKY ADVENTURE

This restaurant is located on the second floor of the Shirahama Airport Terminal Building. You can enjoy a meal looking out from the huge panoramic window overlooking the runway and watching the aircraft, and also purchase panda-related goods from Adventure World.

Face recognition enabled services:

Use face recognition for hands-free payment of goods or a meal.

Hands-free Payment
Nearest bus stop
Shirahama Airport
 
Visit

【H】 SANDANBEKI DOKUTSU CAVE *

Watch the powerful sea spray in the Sandanbeki Dokutsu cave, which legend says housed a ship hidden by the Kumano navy during the Genpei War (1180-85) between the Taira and Miyamoto clans during the late Heian period.
Experience a mystical world of this famous power spot.

Face recognition enabled services:

Use face recognition for hands-free purchasing of tickets.

Hands-free Payment
Nearest bus stop
Sandanbeki
Transport

【I】 MEIKO BUS *

You can buy a Tokutoku Free Ride Ticket for unlimited use on the route linking Shirahama station and multiple Shirahama tourist spots. You can also purchase tickets for express buses, overnight buses, and night buses.

Face recognition enabled services:

Use face recognition for hands-free purchasing of bus tickets.

Hands-free Payment
Nearest bus stop
Toretore Ichiba
Visit

【J】 NANKI SHIRAHAMA GOLF CLUB *

Experience some dynamic play on this course designed to an American-style layout with beautiful ponds at every turn.
Enjoy this resort-style golf experience in the warm, oceanic natural environment of Nanki.

Face recognition enabled services:

Use face recognition for hands-free payment of playing fees and other purchases.

Hands-free Payment
Food

【K】 BARLEY *

Barley is a Nanki Shirahama craft beer restaurant operated by Nagisa Beer.
Not only do you get to drink Nagisa beer, but you can also feast on food prepared by chefs whose skill and attention to detail is apparent in every process from the meticulous selection of ingredients to the careful cooking of meals. Barley also offers a wide variety of handmade cakes and other deserts, so you can relax and enjoy the café atmosphere.

Face recognition enabled services:

Use face recognition to pay for food at the counter.

Hands-free Payment
Nearest bus stop
Minami Senjo
Shopping

【L】 NAGISA BEER FACTORY *

Nagisa beer is a craft beer made using famous local water, which has received a Monde Selection Gold award every year for the past 18 years!
The factory offers a wide range of beers including pale ale, IPA, and stout as well as seasonal beers.
Please enjoy watching how Nanki Shirahama craft beer is made and drinking the freshly brewed finished product.

Face recognition enabled services:

Use face recognition to pay for any purchases at the cash register.

Hands-free Payment

* The links on this page are links to external websites (for individual attractions). Please understand those site may be available in Japanese (language) only.

Registration

You have to register in advance to participate in the IoT Hospitality Trial.
Please scan this QR code by your smartphone to register.
* It is only possible to register from inside Japan. Please register when you visit Japan.
*Please use Safari for iPhone and Chrome for Android phones.

You have to register in advance to participate in the IoT Hospitality Trial.
Please scan this QR code by your smartphone to register.
* It is only possible to register from inside Japan. Please register when you visit Japan.
(Only for smartphones)
*Please use Safari for iPhone and Chrome for Android phones.

QR code to register

QR code: https://member.shirahama-iot.nec.com/KaoPayMobile/en/

About the IoT Hospitality Trial

NEC seeks to support the development of regional economies by offering Japanese hospitality in the Nanki Shirahama area. NEC does this by offering a pleasant, ultra-convenient customer experience to leisure and business visitors through the IoT Hospitality Trial, which is facilitated by AI and IoT technologies.

About NEC Face Recognition

(*Achieved the highest matching accuracy in the Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) performed by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST))

Contact

Nanki Shirahama IoT Hospitality Trial Office
shirahamaiot-pr@dpf.jp.nec.com