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Do not miss this experience if you are in the area! Life changing! 5* expereince

WOW, is all I can say. Totally lives up to the hype. We were in Kagoshima and took a long train... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Scottsdale, Arizona
Interesting Onsen

It is difference experience for black sand bath onsen. It is cover with black sand when you laid... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
Hong Kong, China
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Junicho, Ibusuki 891-0403, Kagoshima Prefecture
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

WOW, is all I can say. Totally lives up to the hype. We were in Kagoshima and took a long train ride and walked for 20 minutes (overall 2 hours travel, each way) to get buried in the sand for 10 minutes. TOTALLY WORTH IT....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank shendrix
Reviewed 14 May 2018

It is difference experience for black sand bath onsen. It is cover with black sand when you laid down. The heart from the ground will come in. However, somebody may feel hot or warm for 20 mins. It depends on the location of you so...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank watsnake
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Perhaps Japan's largest collection of hot spring baths, slides, sauna and sand burials, but more for men than women. Close to Kagoshima. Go with friends

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank NGraburn
Reviewed 26 April 2018

We bought tickets from the hotel we stayed and just walked about 3 minutes to the suna mushi onsen. You have to get changed and lock your personal stuff in the locker provided. You will be allocated to the position where you lie down and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank irisktto
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

This is the only lava hot sand bath onsen in the world, and it is worth a visit if you are in the area. Ibusuki is an enjoyable hour-long drive from the city of Kagoshima; you will know you are there when you see steam...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

It included a cycle stars with sand bath on the beach, after the classic thermal bath inside the building. Good price, included clothes

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Gundam74
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Coming all the way to Kagoshima, how can we not having a sand bath. The drive from the city to Ibusuki is a bit long all because the speed limit is set vatery low, at 40 or 50 km per hour all the way...!!! Otherwise...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank MakHongKong
Reviewed 3 July 2017

A hot sand bath is said to be 3-4 times more beneficial than soaking in a hot spring and I fully agree! The moment that the sand was piled onto my body, my heart started pounding due to the weight and heat. The heat was...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank SiewLeeT8
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

we drove from kagoshima.... it seems slightly commercialised for the tourists, but its not a major turn off. paid for the entrance (comes with the sand burial and onsen). the wayfinding signages can get quite confusing.... do bring along your own towels (1 small for...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank asylumescapee
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Spring in April was rainy on certain days. Went on a chartered coach for this volcanic sand bath from Ibusuki Train Station. Generally speaking it was just alright for that 10 minutes experience. It is interesting as the hot sand is made up of volcanic...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank CayLalita
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2 December 2018|
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Response from girl_zie |
For the part where your buried in sand, no bathing suits required. They provide you with a yukata (Japanese robe like kimono). For the onsen (hot spring) you bath naked.