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Address: 5-25-18 Yunohama, Ibusuki 891-0406, Kagoshima Prefecture
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Relaxing time with son

The hot sand bath was an amazing experience, it isn't too hot, just the right heat to stay in for 15 minutes, then shower and into the onsen for a relaxing bath. The only down... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Maursy48
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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

if you are in Ibusuki , you are probably there from the sandbath and this sand bath onsen is around 20 mins walk from Ibusuki station . You will be buried in the hot sand for around 10 mins before you take away your yutaka and bath and you will enjoy the onsen then. Remeber ti bring your camera if... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hot sand bath was an amazing experience, it isn't too hot, just the right heat to stay in for 15 minutes, then shower and into the onsen for a relaxing bath. The only down side is the eatery needs improving for the amount of people that visit here. On the whole, a very relaxing experience. I shall certainly visit... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took about 20 minutes of steady walking to get to the location. Info desk in station has map and basic english. As others have said there's good English directions inside about what to do and on all signs leading to and from the sands so you are not really lost. Staff spoke enough basic English to help and guide and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was my first experience and it was fun. First, change to yukata robes, walk to the sheltered sand bath compound to be buried with warm sand. It was comfortable and relaxing, having the weight of the sand on your body. After staying buried for 10 to 20 minutes, just stand up to clear the sand and head back to... More 

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Seongnam
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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Pretty cool experience although it wasn't really all that relaxing being buried in the lukewarm sand...decent onsen to wash up afterwards...staff spoke basic English and explanations of what to do are clearly posted in English as well...

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Kawasaki, Japan
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

This is one of the two Natural Sand Bath in Ibusuki. this was my second experience in Sand Bath and felt very comfortable twice in a roll. You have to come and go here of course but if you stay at Ibusuki Kyukamura like I did the last time ,they have their own sand bath(not natural but boiled one) so... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

My only regret is that I arrived back in Ibusuki very late after a full day in Chiran at an inconvenient time, just before dinner time. So I did the sand bath part of this experience right, but I did not spend all the post-sand bath "recovery" time that I might have, rushing through after washing off the sand, rather... More 

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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

This may be one of the major reasons that why we choose to come Ibusuki, there are only a very few places that sand bath is available in the world and this is one of those. It's so relaxing and nice as well when it's in hot summer. Do remember to bring two towels with you, one for taking the... More 

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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Please note that some of their staff have been punished for the negligence of their duties. I read that on the newspaper as of August 1, 2016. It was the very day when we planned to visit Saraku. So I didn't visit Saraku but I wrote this for your information. Actually we visited Sayuri, another spa, instead. And Sayuri is... More 

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Reviewed 7 April 2016

I used my JR Pass and travelled down from Kagoshima just to buried in hot sand - and I loved it. I admit I was a little scared to begin with, but I relaxed into it and it was great. Nice bath afterwards

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