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Takegawara Onsen (竹瓦温泉)

 0977231585  Oita Pref. Beppushi Motomachi 16-23

A low-cost public hot spring facility operated by Beppu City. Originally erected in 1879, the current building was built in 1938. In the spa’s famous sand bath, visitors lie down in sand wearing a yukata robe, after which assistants cover you with sand heated by the site’s natural hot spring. Up to eight persons can use the sand bath at the same time. Wait times may grow long when the facility is busy. A 10-minute walk from JR Beppu Station.


[Ordinary bath] 6:30-22:30
[sand water] 8:00-22:30 (Reception-21:30)
[Ordinary bath] Dec.3rdWednesday
[sand water] 3rdWednesday (The next day for Public holiday)
[Normal bath Bathing charge] 100 yen
[sand bath Bathing charge] 1030 yen
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Review of Takegawara Onsen

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/08/22 The sand baths are a treat!
Experience a sand bath - very different & very relaxing. The entire experience takes about 45 minutes (pre-bath shower; sand bath; after-bath shower; hot water spa).
Reviewed:2018/08/21 竹瓦温泉を知らずして別府を語るなかれ Do not tell Beppu without knowing Takegawara Hot Spa

It is worth seeing only by the building. When entering, it is not strangely...
Reviewed:2018/08/07 Memorable
An extraordinary building, still getting use after many years . . . Very inexpensive. . . I enjoyed the bath in the spacious bath house with high ceilings. The towel with a bag to carry it Is a fun...
Reviewed:2018/06/12 Traditional onsen and sand bath
A sand bath is something new to us so we thought we'd give it a try. You strip naked and put on a robe and then a helpful lady will ask you to lie in a pit while she shovels hot sand on you so just...
Reviewed:2018/05/07 Sand bath!
This onsen goes way back—way way back! It’s a great place to try a traditional sand bath, in which you’ll get dressed in a robe and the staff will bury you in a hot sand pit for about 15 minutes. I’m...

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