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Sand Bath Hall Saraku砂むし会館 砂楽

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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.


Kagoshima Pref. Ibusukishi Yunohama 5-25-18 (Ibusuki / Satsuma PeninsulaArea)

phone 0993233900

8:30-21:00 (Reception until 20:30)
※ Last entryHours may be earlier during busy season, Reception is suspended until Weekday12:00-13:00

Review of Saraku

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/08/28 AWESOME EXPERIENCE!
Now for something a little different. A hot sand bath or sand onsen.
Sounds odd, but wow, what an experience.

From Kagoshimachuo Station take the Ibusukimakurazaki Line (JR) to Ibusuki...
Reviewed:2019/06/29 Memorable experience having hot sand shoveled on to bury your body
This is super fun and memorable and if youre already down at the southern tip of Japan, it is a must. They have a system of putting you in a cotton robe (yukata) so the sand doesnt get all over...
Reviewed:2019/06/15 Nice sand bath. Good people.
Good sand bath to experience hot sands.
- The full name is Tsunamushi Gaikan Saraku.
- If you are visiting Ibusuki and dont have enough time to come by Healthy Land, this is a good alternative...

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Kagoshima Pref. Ibusukishi Yunohama 5-25-18 [ map ]
Ibusuki / Satsuma PeninsulaArea
8:30-21:00 (Reception until 20:30)
※ Last entryHours may be earlier during busy season, Reception is suspended until Weekday12:00-13:00
open everyday (7/Dec.There may be days when the facility is closed.
[Bathing charge] Adults (Junior high school students and older) 1,100yen, Elementary school age students and under600yen
Parking Lot
Available 90spaces
Credit Card
Not available
Available(Separate areas for smoking and non-smoking)
Vegetarian Menu
Not available
English Menu
Not available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Lunch] 1,001-3,000yen
[Night] 1,001-3,000yen
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Not allowed (However, depending on the conditions such as accompanying same-sex assistants, using private rooms, and getting on and off some stairs)
Infant friendly
Yes (over 3 years old)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Kagoshima Areas


          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ーshochu.

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