Accommodations / Hot Spring Spots in Kagoshima Area

  • Sand Bath Hall Saraku
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    4.5
    461 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Ibusukishi Yunohama 5-25-18
    A hot spring bath facility where you can enjoy Ibusuki’s famed hot spring sand baths. The sand baths use the heat of the hot springs naturally welling up under the coast; bathers wear a white robe and are buried in sand stirred to reach just the right temperature, heating the body. Depending on weather conditions, you can even enjoy your sand bath right at the edge of the waves. Even when the weather is not perfect, the facility has a covered sand bathing area, ensuring you can enjoy your sand bath no matter what it is like outside. The sand baths aid in relieving nerve pain, rheumatism, and cold extremities. Approximately five minutes by car from Ibusuki Station.

    Its not anywhere in the world that you get to sand Bath. This place lets you spend time relaxing at the sand bath, then wash off and space out at the onsen. Nice place to spend a late afternoon esp...

  • Ryokojin Sansou
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    4.5
    328 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Makizonochoutakachiho 3865
    A long-standing hotel established in 1917. The 165 thousand square meter hotel grounds sprawl in a quiet, natural forest. The hotel was formerly the Maruo Ryokan inn, where famous authors and poets such as Akiko Yosano, Mokichi Saito, and Ujo Noguchi stayed and left their handwritten works. The hotel’s bathhouse is supplied by a simple spring and a simple sulfur spring, and bathers can relax in a large indoor bath or outdoor bath. The waters of the simple spring can also be drunk for health benefits. The bathhouse is open to non-guests, and the hotel also boasts four outdoor baths which can be privately reserved for ultimate relaxation. The hotel serves traditional Japanese kaiseki course cuisine made with seasonal ingredients from Kagoshima.

    I booked a Japenese style room for one night. It faces the Sakurajima and the view is good. Meals are good but nothing special. Ladies can choose Yukata at the lobby and the one for men is placed in...

  • Healthy Land
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    4.5
    243 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Ibusukishi Yamagawafukumoto 3292
    A comprehensive health resort facility located on a rise facing the sea off Ibusuki. Facilities include a hot spring bathhouse, exercise equipment, and restaurant. The facility’s Tamatebako Onsen outdoor hot spring bath area boasts a spectacular view and has been ranked as one of the top day trip hot spring bathing destinations in the country. In addition to a Japanese style outdoor bath with a view of the open sea and Kaimondake Volcano, a Western style outdoor bath offers a panoramic view of striking rock formations and Takeyama. The great thing is that both views are spectacular. Designed to look as if the baths are connected to the ocean, bathers can enjoy an open, airy feeling.

    I really enjoyed with this place. It has daimonkan mountain viewed onsen and sand bath onsen. Both of them are good for health. Sand bath onsen is the must to do when visiting Ibusuki. Dont miss it.

  • Ibusuki Iwasaki Hotel
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    4.0
    290 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Ibusukishi Junichou 3805-1
    A hotel located a five-minute drive from JR Ibusuki Station. This good, old fashioned style resort hotel has recently garnered attention in part due to the fact that all of its rooms have an ocean view. Facilities include a natural hot spring outdoor bath as well as Ibusuki’s hot spring heated sand baths which are rarely found in the world. The hotel is also replete with pools, tennis courts, and a variety of other amusement facilities, making it a fun destination for adults and children alike. The hotel’s sand baths are also open to non-guests. After a fun-filled day of indoor and outdoor activities, visitors can enjoy the tastes of Kagoshima in the hotel’s restaurants. You can take in a view of the moon reflecting off the waters of Kinko Bay along with a dinner of Japanese, Chinese, or Western dishes in the Main Dining Room restaurant. The hotel’s relaxing cafes are also recommended.

    Kagoshima was a pleasant surprise (we didn’t know much about it); it has a lovely sub-tropical climate. We didnt stay at the Ibusuki Iwasaki Hotel, but we went for the Black Sand Bath (Onsen...

  • Kirishima Kokusai Hotel
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    4.0
    259 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Makizonochoutakachiho 3930-12
    A hotel located in Makizono-cho, Kirishima City, Kagoshima Prefecture. The hotel has a bathhouse with a large indoor bath, an outdoor bath surrounded by lush trees a natural hot spring steam bath, and a variety of other baths constantly replenished “kakenagashi” style from a simple sulfur spring. The hot spring mud packs are particularly popular with women. Conveniently accessible both within the city and from beyond the prefecture, the hotel offers non-guest day trip hot spring bathing plans which include a meal perfect for those looking to enjoy easily Japanese style hot spring bathing luxury. The hotel serves traditional kaiseki course cuisine made with an abundance of local ingredients like Kagoshima Berkshire pork and black beef. The hotel offers a variety of guest room types to suit all manner of needs, from premium rooms with their own outdoor bath to Western style rooms with beds and elegant Japanese style rooms.

    The hotel is situated in a beautiful place in a quiet village. It is large, with several large dining rooms and many private rooms. There are several outdoor and indoor baths, saunas, a mud bath room...

  • Kirishima Kanko Hotel
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    3.5
    260 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Makizonochoutakachiho 3885
    A resort hotel located in Makizono-cho, Kirishima City, Kagoshima Prefecture. The hotel’s bathhouse has five elegantly designed baths, including an outdoor bath and large indoor bath with a view on the roof. The bathhouse is supplied by the Tonoyu Onsen, a simple hot spring with a 300-year long history. The bathhouse is also open to non-guests from 11:00 to 15:00. The hotel serves traditional kaiseki course cuisine made with fresh, nutritious ingredients based on the principle of local production for local consumption. The hotel also has a shochu cellar and sells Satsuma shochu liquors spanning 170 varieties from 104 distilleries in the prefecture that can be enjoyed as a shot on the spot. The hotel’s guest rooms span everything from Japanese style rooms to Western style rooms with beds and the facility can accommodate a wide range of travelers, from friends vacationing together to families with children.

    I spent my first night in Kagoshima at this hotel in early December and took the package with dinner and breakfast. One of the two blocks is under repair and upgrade against earthquake. The dinner...

  • Yakakutei
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    4.5
    217 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Hayatochoutougou 1-8
    A long-standing ryokan inn, one of the top in the Hinatayama Onsen hot spring district. In addition to the guest rooms in the main building, the inn has five detached tea ceremony arbor-style Japanese rooms which emphasize elegance and taste. These detached rooms are also equipped with their own outdoor bath. The hotel’s outdoor baths, indoor bathing area, and dedicated outdoor baths of the detached rooms are filled from the Hinatayama Onsen hot spring, whose waters are said to beautify the skin and were a favorite of samurai Saigo Takamori’s. The inn’s bathhouse offers a full array of amenities, as well, making it a perfect destination for non-guests in the area who suddenly feel the desire to enjoy a hot spring day trip. The inn serves authentic kaiseki course cuisine made with seasonal ingredients from Kagoshima; the Japanese garden visible from the dining area is attractive on clear days but gains a particular elegance during rainy weather. The inn’s name means the “Field Crane Arbor,” and like the tired crane resting its weary wings in a lush field, customers can come here to relax and ease away their cares.

    The Japanese-style room is very luxurious and comfortable, and you can enjoy a delicious dinner in the room. The hotel staff will introduce each dish very kindly while serving, which is a good...

  • Kyukamura Ibusuki
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    4.0
    206 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Ibusukishi Higashikata 10445
    A hot spring hotel situated on the edge of Kinko Bay near the “Kyukamura Ibusuki” bus stop. A free footbath constantly replenished from a source spring “kakenagashi” style and hammocks caressed by sea breezes can be found in the Sun Terrace area in front of the lobby. The woody fragrance of the lobby engenders a gentle atmosphere. The magnificent view of Kinko Bay from the hotel’s guest rooms further enhance the southerly, tropical resort mood. You can refresh body and mind in the main building’s Chirin no Yu bathhouse; Ibusuki’s famous sand baths; and a private reservable semi-outdoor private bath with a stunning view you’ll have all to yourself. Nothing beats a hot spring bath while listening to the sound of crashing waves. The hotel’s sand baths are said to promote recovery from fatigue and treat nerve pain and sensitivity to cold; they are also available to non-guests.

    the hotel facade facing the main road looks old and yucky but it is totally different once you enter the hotel, most of the rooms facing the sea are with balcony with a wonder sceneries. Dinner is...

  • Yamagawa Natural Sand Bath Sayuri
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    4.5
    173 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Ibusukishi Yamagawafukumoto 3339-3
    A sand bath facility located a 10-minute drive from JR Yamakawa Station. A natural sand bath site heated by the geothermal energy of the Fushime Onsen hot spring, the sand baths have been a favorite of locals since ancient times. Surrounded by abundant natural beauty and with Kaimondake Volcano towering in the distance, bathers enveloped in hot sand can relax to the sound of ocean waves. The sweat generated from the weight of the sand and hot spring heat rids the body of toxins. After a sand bath, a bath in the waters of Fushime Onsen feels spectacular. Money saving tickets which include access to the adjoining Tamatebako Onsen outdoor hot spring bath facility, known for its spectacular views, are also available.

    This is a more out of the way, quieter sand bathing onsen. A very well organised operation and the sand bath is a great experience. No English spoken but there are a few posters with some English...

  • Myoken Ishiharaso
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    4.5
    144 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Hayatochoukareigawa 4376
    This high-class ryokan inn, one of the top ones in Kyushu, is the only non-train car lodging facility selected for riders of “Nanatsuboshi in Kyusyu”, the luxurious sleeping car train line to stay at. The inn’s bathhouse has five different indoor and outdoor baths which are filled undiluted from a hydrogen carbonate spring. Customers can relax in an outdoor bath and take in a stunning view of a mountain stream; the outdoor baths can also be reserved for a private session depending on the time of day. The inn serves seasonal kaiseki course cuisine made with an abundance of fresh, local Kagoshima ingredients. The inn also offers hot spring bathing only plans and hot spring bathing and lunch plans, making it easy even for non-guests to stop by and enjoy special hospitality tailored to their needs.

    What I love most about this onsen hotel or ryokan is the ambience! We have a river-view room and the running river is soothing to both the ears and the eyes. We had the basic room, so if you have...

  • Active Resorts Kirishima
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    3.5
    152 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Kirishimataguchi 2703-5
    A highland resort hotel 500 meters above sea level. The hotel recently changed its name to Active Resorts Kirishima. Visitors can relax in the hotel’s outdoor bath, which is surrounded by rock and is filled with the mild waters of the Kirishima Jingu Onsen. The large indoor bath in the women’s area in the hotel’s bathhouse has a shampoo bar, and women bathers can use the shampoo of their choice. The hotel’s large indoor baths and outdoor bath are open to non-guests as well, making the hotel a great destination for travelers in the area looking for a place to take a rest or who would like to enjoy a taste of the resort life. Visitors can also enjoy Kirishima style cuisine to their heart’s content in the hotel buffet.

    A nice resort hotel, plenty of free parking spaces, sizable lobby, the outdoor hot spring surrounded by trees, creates an intoxicating atmosphere. Room is clean and spacious, bath room is made of...

  • Ibusuki Coral Beach Hotel
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    3.5
    83 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Ibusukishi Yunohama 2-12-7
    A hotel facing the sea in Ibusuki City, Kagoshima Prefecture. The white walled hotel building, modeled after a south seas resort, boasts 100 years of history and tradition. Past the lobby, which has an old-fashioned, stately atmosphere, visitors will find stunning views of Kinko Bay in the spacious guest rooms. The hotel’s biggest draws, however, are its outdoor bath covered with a thatch roof resembling a Japanese garden, and a rejuvenating cascading waterfall bath. The baths are constantly refilled “kakenagashi” style from a sodium chloride spring whose waters are said to treat such ailments as rheumatism and burns. Bathers can enjoy a truly exceptional and relaxing time in the hotel’s baths enwrapped in the aroma of the sea and the sound of crashing waves.

    We booked a western twin bedroom. The hotel is a bit old, but it is acceptable. As long as the room is clean and I slept well. I enjoyed the outdoor onsen very much. After a long day going around...

  • Hotel Kyocera
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    4.0
    222 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Hayatochoumitsugi 1409-1
    An urban resort hotel located 15 minutes from the Mizobe-Kagoshimakuko interchange on the Kyushu Expressway. The building was designed by Kisho Kurokawa, one of Japan’s top architects. The hotel is replete with a large bathhouse with a sweeping view of the area, a variety of spa facilities, and an indoor pool. In the swimsuit required Eden leisure spa, visitors can refresh and relax a variety of bath facilities, including an ancient Roman style spa (only open during Golden Week and the summer holidays). The hotel’s hot spring bathhouse is also open to non-guests. The hotel has a buffet style restaurant as well as the Kyo Haruka Japanese restaurant where you can enjoy authentic kaiseki course cuisine.

    Huge creepy hotel, with a little chapel for cheap weddings in the middle. Rooms essentials and full of spiders, breakfast like “Mensa dei poveri”, and almost empty. No ac working in the corridors...

  • Kirishima Shinmoeso
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    4.5
    42 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Makizonochoutakachiho 3968
    This hot spring inn is located in the Takachikuho area of Makizono-cho, Kirishima City. The building still retains its old-fashioned taste, the hot spring uses milky white spring water containing sulfur that is effective for atopy and athlete's foot. It has a mixed-gender outdoor bath, private baths and a women-only outdoor bath. It can be used for overnight stays and breaks, and is convenient for mountain climbing because it is located at the foot of Mt. Kirishima.

    立ち寄りで利用しました。 夜の暴風でお風呂の屋根が飛んで露天に落ちてしまい、お目当ての露天風呂が使用できなかったのが残念でした。内湯は男女2つあります。どちらも硫黄のいい香りのする温泉で、温度も熱すぎずちょうどよかったです。 30分以内でという注意書きがありますが、硫黄の香りが強いのでそれ以上入っていると気分が悪くなってしまうかもしれません。 また機会があったら行きたいと思います。

  • Youyu-an
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    4.5
    37 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Hayatochouhimegi 1-177
    A large hot spring bathhouse located in the Hinatayama Onsen hot spring district. The bathhouse is constantly supplied “kakenagashi” style by a sodium - hydrogen carbonate spring whose waters are said to beautify the skin. Customers can bath enwrapped in the fain fragrance of hinoki cypress in the large communal bath. The open and airy outdoor bath is surrounded by rock and lush greenery. The bathhouse also has 11 distinctive private reservable baths, each of which is equipped with toilets, a washroom, and lounge. Customers can have these individual, elegantly designed baths all to themselves. Body soap, shampoo, conditioner, and hair dryers are also provided. In addition to day trip hot spring bathing, the bathhouse also has hotel rooms. The guest rooms have their own outdoor baths. The facility serves delicious, local Kagoshima cuisine such as aged Kagoshima Shinwa pork shabu-shabu.

    有名な霧島温泉街のエリアではなく、お湯も硫黄泉ではありません。 霧島市の住宅街の中、川沿いにあり、炭酸水素塩塩泉のヌルヌルしたお湯でした。 外観は立派な温泉宿といった感じで、接客も丁寧で良かったです。 離れが満室とのことで、本館のお部屋を予約しました。 高千穂というお部屋で、15畳のお部屋と外湯はジャグジーでしたが、なんだか狭くてラブホのような雰囲気なのが残念でした。 ベッドも炬燵もあり、タオ...

  • Amami Resort Bashayama mura
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    4.0
    155 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Amamishi Kasarichouyouan 1246-1
    A resort hotel located near Amami’s best beach a 10-minute drive from Amami Airport. The hotel also has a restaurant where visitors can enjoy a meal with an ocean view, and a gift and souvenir shop with an abundant selection, ensuring visitors can fully enjoy a relaxing, south Japan resort experience. The hotel’s lodging facilities consist of a main building, east building, and cottages, each with a different atmosphere to delight guests. The hotel has Western as well as spacious Japanese style rooms and is a great destination for families with small children as well. The hotel’s shop sells a wide variety of Amami specialty products and crafts.

    I opted for an ocean view, and there was a great view with a small balcony and two comfortable beds. It was spacious and looked like it had recently been completely renovated. It did have an odor...

  • Sen-no-Ie
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    4.5
    21 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Kumagegunyakushimachou Miyanoura 2567-2
    A hidden inn located close to the “Ushidoko Koen” bus stop. Each of the inn’s four wooden cottages, surrounded by natural beauty and situated on the bank of the Shiratanigawa River, are filled with touches which speak of the owner’s care and taste. One of the inn’s biggest draws is that it enables guests to relax and feel like they are in their very own home while at the same time taking in the delights of Japan through a bath carved out of a 1,000 year old Yakushima cedar, a Goemon bath heated underneath by firewood, and a traditional irori sunken hearth. The inn overflows with hospitality, and elements like the handmade informational signs and picture scrolls, and a class provided by the inn in which you can make your very own chopsticks while experiencing the fragrance and age of long-lived Yakushima cedar, provide guests with a truly special stay.

    I have not travelled extensively but I would have to rate this place as one of the most truly beautiful, magical peaceful spots ever. The staff could not do more for us. Being in Yakushima is truly...

  • Nejime Onsen Neppikan
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    3.5
    22 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Kimotsukigunminamiosumichou Nejimekawaminami 732
    A hot spring bathhouse and hotel where visitors can stay the night, go for a day trip, and enjoy banquet plans located in Nejime, Minamiosumi Town. The bathhouse’ unusual vitality restoring (minus ion) water bath is said to beautify the skin. The other baths are constantly replenished “kakenagashi” style from a sodium - chloride strong saline spring whose waters well up from 1,203 meters underground. Popular with women due to their skin beautifying properties, in winter, these waters warm the body to the core. The bathhouse is also replete with an outdoor bath, jacuzzi, and far infrared sauna. The adjoining restaurant serves a variety of dishes made with local Kagoshima brand ingredients.

    仕事で南大隅半島を訪れ、ランチでカンパチ丼を頂きました!やっぱり鹿児島のカンパチは最高ですね!お刺身も照り焼きも美味しかったです。

  • Ibusuki Kokoronoyu
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Ibusukishi Higashikata 9236-7
    This hot spring facility is on Hibiscus Road in Higashikata, Ibusuki City. The natural chloride spring water is deconstructed using nanotechnology into fine-particle soft water, akin to beauty wash. There are a variety of facilities including kakenagashi-replenished outdoor baths, carbonated hinoki cypress baths, various large indoor baths and saunas, and barrier-free family baths, as well as Finnish-style saunas and bedrock baths at Yuyukaibo. Guests can also take advantage of the Manga corner with 10,000 volumes available, and the dining area.

    隣の宿に宿泊して利用。 個人的には、暑いのにいきなり 入るのが苦手なので、ぬる湯があるのが 嬉しい。 色々なお風呂もあり、別料金も含めると 結構な種類があります。 中でもマッサージが安かった。 食事処の鳥刺しがうまい!

  • Maeda Onsen Kajiro ga Yu
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Kirishima-shi Makizonocho Takachiho 3914
    This public hot spring bathhouse, located in the Kirishima Onsenkyo hot spring district, offers delightful, low-cost hot spring bathing. The bathhouse has separate men's and women's indoor bathing areas and outdoor baths, as well as saunas which make use of natural geothermal heat. The bathhouse also incorporates universal design principles, and there are no steps from the entrance to the bathing areas. The bathhouse has developed and owns its own hot spring source, and the baths in the spacious indoor bathing areas are supplied with an abundance of free-flowing spring water straight from the source. The waters of this simple hot spring have a sulfur smell and are said to treat such ailments as fatigue, diabetes, anemia, and eczema. After your bath, try a soft-boiled hot spring egg made using hot spring steam.

    This is a decent old onsen near Kirishima Onsen Ichiba. The quality and the service are just average. But, its only 360 yen. I recommend to visit during rainy day. Outdoor bath is a pretty nice to...

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Over 100 active volcanoes across Kagoshima make it one of the Japan's most exciting prefectures. The prefectural capital, Kagoshima city, looks out to one of the prefecture's most spectacular volcanoes, Sakurajima, an island of its own that can be visited and seen close up or admired from afar, with the promise of breathtaking sunsets complete with frequent puffs of smoke and ash. Down the Satsuma Peninsula, the most southerly part of mainland Japan, waterfalls, sand onsen, and fascinating history await, while Kagoshima's abundance of satsuma imo (sweet potato) provide a wholesome snack as well as one of Japan's favourite drinks - shochu.

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