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Oddly special

Being buried in warm, volcanic sand pleasant? Oddly enough yes. The spa provides a traditional robe... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chiang Mai, Thailand
A Unique Onsen Treat

There’s just something really fun about being buried up to your neck in warm sand on the beach... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ottawa, Canada
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9 Shoningahamacho, Beppu 874-0023, Oita Prefecture
+81 977-66-5737
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being buried in warm, volcanic sand pleasant? Oddly enough yes. The spa provides a traditional robe to be worn while the hot sand is gently piled onto your body by friendly staff and you just let yourself relax and admire the sea. This sand bath...More

Thank Wingfield73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There’s just something really fun about being buried up to your neck in warm sand on the beach. This is truly a unique experience, and if you’re in the area you shouldn’t miss it. The sand gets very warm and takes away any pain you...More

Thank CandyCritic
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

What a nice experience to take a bath in sand. It was warm, relaxing with a great view. In 10minutes my yukata was completely soaked :)

Thank Patrick L
Reviewed 19 June 2018

I spent a few months in Japan some time ago. When people ask me what were my favorite things or places that I visited, I realized that my Beppu Beach sand bath kept coming up! It really left an impression! The opportunity to have hot...More

Thank jackiesphotography
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Oh yes! A warm and cozy sand bath in beppu with a great view of the sea! It can be a bit noisy with the road behind so would advise management to invest a bit on some sound proof and would recommend not to give...More

Thank JoanaS388
Reviewed 7 May 2018

We arrived at exactly 4.50 and the lady said it was closed even though every website said closing time is 6 pm, so everyone please research carefully. Group of Japanese teens came in right behind us, asked for “just a bath” but still got refused....More

Thank VeraAurelis
Reviewed 5 March 2018

A must do, perhaps in Beppu. It is very convenient although the place is slightly run-down. It is still a very unique experience at affordable rate.

Thank kt_malaysia
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

We drove all the way here to try this sand bath almost 2hr before closing but was denied access cause there were a group of Korean tourists came just minutes before us. So, just to be safe, do come early. We took some pictures of...More

4  Thank SmartTravellerHK
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

It was our 1st time doing this hot sand bath and indeed it was a great experience. There is a small Onsen inside the shop as well as a changing area where you change to your yukata. After that you walk outside to the hot...More

3  Thank VinceVW
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

This is our first try and I suppose I was expecting a lot from the experience and was slightly disappointed with the warm sand. The lady who ‘bury’ me was skillful and ensured that I am totally covered. I prefer the hot bath afterwards. You...More

1  Thank KhiamYeongH
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15 October 2018|
Response from Patrick L | Reviewed this property |
Can the 9-year lay still for 15min.. I guess the warmth might be a bit too much as it is already a maximum of 15min for adults.