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Yamagawa Natural Sand Bath Sayuri山川砂むし温泉 砂湯里

Hot Spring / Hot Spring Bath

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.

place

Kagoshima Pref. Ibusukishi Yamagawafukumoto 3339-3 (Ibusuki / Satsuma PeninsulaArea)

phone 0993352669
place

9:00-17:30 (-18:00 for July-Aug.), Last entry closed 30 minutes closing

Review of Yamakawa sand steamed bath onsen Sayuri

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/01/12 A brilliant experience
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...
Reviewed:2018/10/01 One of a Kind!
Ibusuki city is famous for its Japanese suna-mushi or sand bathing, the only one of its kind in the world. The black sand is warm to the touch and soothing to the skin because of the intense infusion...
Reviewed:2017/12/22 Steamed sand bath in a beach!!
Here is one of the must-go-to place when you had a chance to come to Kagoshima.

Probably it would be a bit difficult to get to this lovely place although I managed to find the hot spring hat. It...

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Address
Kagoshima Pref. Ibusukishi Yamagawafukumoto 3339-3 [ map ]
Area
Ibusuki / Satsuma PeninsulaArea
Phone
0993352669
Hours
9:00-17:30 (-18:00 for July-Aug.), Last entry closed 30 minutes closing
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Adult]830yen
[Child (3 years old-Elementary School Students)]460yen
Parking Lot
Available(40spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Available
Wi-Fi
Available
Vegetarian Menu
Not available
English Menu
Not available
Note
Temporary suspension: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
Yes

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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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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