Takegawara Onsen

Other Bathing Facility
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.

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[Normal bath] 6:30-22:30
[Sand bath] 8:00-22:30 (Last entry 21:30)
3rdWednesday (The next day if it is a public holiday)
[Normal bathing charge]
[Adult] 300yen
[Children] 100yen

[Sand bathing charge]
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX)
Not available
Available(Onsen Oita Free Wi-Fi)
Vegetarian Menu
Not available
English Menu
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000 yen, 1,001-3,000 yen
[Dinner] 1-1,000 yen, 1,001-3,000 yen
Note:There are no changes to the fees by time of day on Friday.
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Possible (Many steps and stairs)
Infant friendly
Possible (sand baths are available for those over 6 years old)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Its more than wonderful!
    4.0 Reviewed : 2021.11.24
    This place is very exceptional, it offers a very special sunna style, showing how the ancient Japanese used to apply sauna therapy, lying on a grassy ground and wearing a Japanese costume. Its a...
  • A Must Do!
    5.0 Reviewed : 2020.04.06
    I was recommended this onsen by my brother who lives in Japan and he said this was non-negotiable. And boy was he right. A wonderful experience in a special place and all for an affordable price.
  • Great and interesting experience
    5.0 Reviewed : 2019.12.23
    Visited here twice and it’s so enjoyable. A very transitional sand bath set in an very old Japanese style building. Can imagine that is very grand back in 30s. One point to raise out , the staff...

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