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Ibusuki Onsen

Junicho, Ibusuki 891-0403, Kagoshima Prefecture
+81 993-22-3252
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A different way of onsen

We bought tickets from the hotel we stayed and just walked about 3 minutes to the suna mushi onsen... read more

Reviewed yesterday
irisktto
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Hong Kong, China
One of a kind onsen; a must visit

This is the only lava hot sand bath onsen in the world, and it is worth a visit if you are in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MaxBeenThere
via mobile
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  • Excellent46%
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  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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“sand bath” (19 reviews)
“warm sand” (2 reviews)
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Junicho, Ibusuki 891-0403, Kagoshima Prefecture
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+81 993-22-3252
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Reviewed yesterday

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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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

Thank Gundam74
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Our osen hotel recommended this place as an unique experience. Unfortunately the day we arrived was quite cloudy, so we cannot enjoy the sand bath on the beach, instead we were directed to a covered area (you can still look out to the ocean) for...More

Thank reginawkchan
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

It was our first time trying the hot black sand bath after reading about it and it was no disappointment at all. It was exciting as we didn't know what we had to do or what the local custom was but we found out soon...More

Thank Shanny S
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