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“The warmth from Volcanic sand”
Review of Ibusuki Onsen

Ibusuki Onsen
Ranked #4 of 12 Spas & Wellness in Ibusuki
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

Sand bath is the top attraction in Ibusuki. We spent about AUD 20 for this package it is well worth the money. Being buried under a thin layer of volcanic sand can be, in fact, very relaxing, The package includes the bath clothes, the sand bath, and afterwards you can enjoy the onsen as well. Tip : there is no need to pay for coin lockers, inside the change room they have the free ones. They recommend you stay in the sand bath for 10 mins only, however it is entirely up to you. The centre provides free parking, opposite the road. Also during the sand bath, pick a trench so you can face the sun and sea.

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Reviewed 25 April 2014

A really relaxing and new experience.

Being buried in Sand up to your neck is more relaxing than it sounds and follow this with a nice Onsen you leave feeling fantastic.

Changing areas and Onsen are nice and clean- just like everywhere on Kyushu.

We went in the evening and didn't find sand bath or Onsen particularly hot which was a shame- otherwise very good.

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Reviewed 6 April 2014

Not knowing what to expect, we really enjoyed this experience. Well organized, clean and relaxing, a must do when you're in the area. As my fellow reviewers mentioned, don't forget your camera to the sandpit, which we did.

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Reviewed 26 August 2013

You should definitely put this on your to-do list if you are in the area. The sand bath is extremely relaxing. The helpful, friendly staff usually limits sand bathers to around 10 minutes, but we found they let us stay as long as we wanted. Make sure you take your camera to the pits if you want a picture of yourself covered in sand. The staff will be happy to take it for you. Also, if you are uncertain as to what to do, you may find it helpful to pick up where you buy your ticket a pamphlet that explains in Japanese and English what to do.

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Reviewed 18 July 2013

If ever you are in Kagoshima, one experience that you MUST try is the sand sauna (onsen). It's 10-15 minutes relaxation but definitely worth it. The staff are very helpful too. Should you need a souvenir photo while you're in the sand, just ask the staff and they'll happy to do it. After the sand sauna, there's a regular sauna where you can further relax and shake off the dust :)

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