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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 (Information desk closed 20:30)
* Last entry Hours may be earlier during the busy season, and reception will be suspended until Weekday 12:00-13:00.

Review of Saraku

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/03/09 Special experience
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...
Reviewed:2020/03/06 relaxing.
The hot sand bath is a pleasurable and relaxing experience. For a novice the whole process is detailed in notices and diagrams, so it is easy to follow and avoid faux pas. First the change rooms with...
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...

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Kagoshima Pref. Ibusukishi Yunohama 5-25-18 [map]
Ibusuki / Satsuma PeninsulaArea
8:30-21:00 (Information desk closed 20:30)
* Last entry Hours may be earlier during the busy season, and reception will be suspended until Weekday 12:00-13:00.
open everyday (7/Dec. Is closed. There may be days when the facility is closed.)
[Sandworm Bathing charge]
[Adults (Junior high school students and older)] 1,100yen
[Up to Elementary school student] 600yen

[Hot spring only Bathing charge]
[Adults (Junior high school students and older)] 620yen
[Up to Elementary school student] 310yen
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Not available
Available(Separate areas for smoking and non-smoking)
Vegetarian Menu
Not available
English Menu
Not available
Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of April 24, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Day] 1,001-3,000yen
[Night] 1,001-3,000yen
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Not possible (However, it is possible depending on conditions such as accompanying a homosexual caregiver, using a private shower room, and getting on and off some stairs)
Infant friendly
Yes (3 years old and over)

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 - shochu.