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Ibusuki Onsen

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Address: Junicho, Ibusuki 891-0403, Kagoshima Prefecture
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It was my first experience and love it immediately . For those who has not experience must go for it. When the sand was shoved on you, you feel so good cos of the weight and the... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2016
Seremban District, Malaysia
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Seremban District, Malaysia
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34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

It was my first experience and love it immediately . For those who has not experience must go for it. When the sand was shoved on you, you feel so good cos of the weight and the warmth . Instead of 10 minutes I took 15 minutes to get up. Feels great after that . I prefer this then the... More 

1 Thank 20christine1956
Hong Kong, China
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Fun, exciting, (oddly) soothing experience. As you are being 'buried' in the hot sand, you get a sense of what it feels like being buried alive! You are recommended for 10mins but none of the staffs will rush you out if your time is up. Sit up once you wish to get out, this part reminds me of zombies in... More 

1 Thank bus11traveller
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

It was our first experience to be buried in the sand. I've read about the healing properties of the sand spa. My friend was skeptical about it, but realised 3 days later that the aches and pain in the joints were gone. Definitely worth a try! Even for the critics!

1 Thank gemsy
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Really worth going to this place, having a sandbath is a great experience. If I ever in this part of the country I would do it again. You are supposed to have 10 to 15 mins but I found it a bit warm but will try harder next time to last the distance and gain the benefits of the detox!

4 Thank LorettaG55
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

This is good area to stay, nice spa to enjoy with hot spring together. The experience is very unique and very I'm impressed

1 Thank _E5741RO
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Something unusual, have to visit this place if you discover of Japan. Not so much international tourist, mostly local people. Really Japan sauna and spa. I was enjoy!

2 Thank Artemij G
Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
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108 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015

This onsen - besides having a very nice indoor bath area - is famous throughout the prefecture for its hot sand treatment. After changing out of your clothes and into a yukata (robe), you walk down to the seaside and wait your turn to be buried in warm sand up to the neck. It's very heavy (you'll feel yourself sweating)... More 

2 Thank RozaLui
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132 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

I loved this experience. It is not every day that you get buried up to the neck in naturally very hot sand! It costs about $10. You put on a cotton robe (called a Yutaka). You are naked underneath. You wonder out to the sand and get buried. You can only stay buried for 10 minutes - it is all... More 

3 Thank AndyandCathy
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

very unique experience. after Sand Onsen, you can directly dive into the open air onsen around to clear the sand, enjoying the waves around you, and wind from sea. quite spectacular.

1 Thank Lawrence S
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2015

This is the famous hot sands in Ibusuki. Firstly how to get there - get the train from Kagoshima - there is a scenic train "IBUSUKI-NO-TAMATEBAKO" that travels there 3 times a day but reservations are usually required - free with the JR rail pass - check www.hyperdia.com. The other advantage is that they are express trains so make the... More 

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