This hot spring resort in southeastern Satsuma Peninsula offers unique experience of sand baths not found elsewhere. On the sand beach heated by hot spring, you are buried face-up covered by hot sand (around 50 degrees Celsius) for 10 to 20 minutes, and wash off and enter the regular hot spring baths. This is good for blood circulation and believed to have detoxification effect.
There are many other hot springs in this town as the town's original name was Yubusuki, which means 'a resort rich in hot springs'. Tourist attractions includes Cape Nagasakibana at the southern end that offer great views of the sea, and the Satsuma Denshokan Museum displaying artworks in its majestic Japanese-style buildings.
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Airport/Sta.Kagoshima Airport (about 64.5km) Google Transit
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5.0a month ago
Sandbath is one of the best experiences in my life! You’ll feel the difference before and after doing it. The place is quite small but just amazing.
2.0a month ago
1080 yen gets you entry to the hot sand bath, outdoor bath(rectangle pool of water) and sky bath(indoor hot pool of water). Ever gotten burried in sand at the beach? Imagine that, just warmer. There's nothing to do around the resort except a rundown shopping alley and arcade called JungleJungle. Don't expect new games and only the boweling alley was actively being used.
5.02 months ago
Nice way to get heat into your body and a unique experience. At 1080 yen it isn't overpriced either. Worth it for just the experience factor alone.
5.02 months ago
Black hot volcanic sand bath.. you must try it...
4.0a year ago
For price 1080yen you get Sand bath, shower and Sky bath... Which is basically small onsen room on the top of the hotel. Amazing view at the ocean. It's good prepared for people not speaking Japanese, you can not lose your way there. But whole area is a bit small.
But if you walk all day it's perfect place to relax.