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

Reviewed 14 May 2018
watsnake
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Hong Kong, China
HUGE, MANY BATHS ESPECIALLY FOR MEN!

Perhaps Japan's largest collection of hot spring baths, slides, sauna and sand burials, but more... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
NGraburn
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Paris, France
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Junicho, Ibusuki 891-0403, Kagoshima Prefecture
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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

Thank watsnake
Reviewed 30 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

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

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

Thank MaxBeenThere
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

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

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

Thank Siew Lee T
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

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

1  Thank CayLalita
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This was a wonderful experience and very different from other onsens. It was hard to describe. You had better try it yourselves. It was worthy.

1  Thank hugomember
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