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