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Tsukisawa Onsen Sunayukko (槻沢温泉砂ゆっこ)

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Hot Spring / Hot Spring Bath

A 15-minute drive from the Yuda Interchange on the Akita Expressway. This day trip hot spring bathhouse was the first to offer sand baths in the Tohoku region. The sand baths consist of natural quartz sand gathered in town heated to around 45° C; bathers lie down in the sand while clothed and are buried up to the neck to enjoy a 15-minute bathing session. The sand presses down on the body with a comfortable weight and heats you to the very core. After washing off the sand, you can take a relaxing bath and clear your pores with cleansing sweat in the bathhouse large bathing area. The waters of the bathhouse' sodium calcium-sulfate chloride spring (hypotonic and mildly alkaline high temperature spring) are said to treat such ailments as stiff shoulders, nerve pain, sensitivity to cold, and lower back pain. Of course visitors can just enjoy the hot spring bath area without taking a sand bath if so desired.

place

Iwate Waga-gun Nishiwagamachi Tsukizawa 25-chiwari 16-8 (Hanamaki / Kitakami / TonoArea)

phone 0197822500
place

8:00-21:30
[Dec.--Mar.] 8:00-21:00
[Sand bath] 9:00-19:00 (Last entry 18:30)

Review of Sunayukko

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2015/03/06 Sand Sauna
When you arrive you get a yukata (robe) to wear. No underwear underneath! Then you go to the sand room and lie down while some women shovel the sand onto you. Stay like that, sweating for about 15...
Reviewed:2019/06/10 初めての砂湯
夫婦で行きました。受付で料金1000円を払うと浴着と女性はヘアキャップを貸してくれます。タオルの有料レンタルはありますが持っていったほうがいいですね。うち湯と廊下を通って砂湯場へ。砂湯係はおばちゃんとおじちゃんもいます。
15分寝そべって自分はやっと汗が出始めたくらいだったのでちょっと物足りない感じ。家族は汗びっしょり、スッキリしたみたいなので個人差あると思います。その後砂を落として内湯へ。なかな...
Reviewed:2019/04/02 砂に埋もれてリラックス
山あいの田んぼが広がる所にあります。
入浴だけなら300円。地元の方々の憩いの場でした。砂ゆっこの方は広く、女性専用もありました。熱い砂に15分じっくり蒸されると身体がスッキリする気がします。
1回1,000円ですが、同日なら500円でもう一回楽しめます。

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Address
Iwate Waga-gun Nishiwagamachi Tsukizawa 25-chiwari 16-8 [map]
Area
Hanamaki / Kitakami / TonoArea
Phone
0197822500
Hours
8:00-21:30
[Dec.--Mar.] 8:00-21:00
[Sand bath] 9:00-19:00 (Last entry 18:30)
Closed
2nd Tuesday (The next day for Public holidays)
Fees
[Bathing charge]
[Adults (High School Students and above)] 440yen
[Small/Junior High School Students] 260yen
[Less than Elementary School Students] Free

[Sand bath use]
1,200yen (General bathing and yukata rental included) )
Parking Lot
Available(20spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          A northern Tohoku prefecture promising peace and quiet, Iwate is sparsely populated, replacing people with snow-capped mountains, history-rich sites, and fields of crops that are to thank for the region’s delicious local cuisine. Meander along the three-city Golden Route, where you’ll visit the grand Buddhist temples of Hiraizumi and the Tono folk villages before tasting the three famed noodle dishes of Morioka.