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Beppu Kaihin Suna-yu (Beach Sand Bath)別府海浜砂湯

Hot Spring / Hot Spring Bath

A sand bath area located in a section of Shoningahama Beach, which derives its name from Ippen Shonin (holy priest). First opened in 1986, this unusual sand hot spring has a movable roof to allow the facility to be enjoyed even in the rain, as well as a rest area, both installed in 2002. All necessary bathing items are also available (some must be purchased), making it easy to come without the need to prepare. Note that operating hours are different between the March to November period and the December to February period. A 10-minute drive by car from JR Beppu Station.


Oita Pref. Beppushi Shouningahama

phone 0977665737

[Mar.-Nov.] 8:30-18:00 (final receptionist 17:00)
[Dec.-Feb.] 9:00-17:00 (final receptionist 16:00)

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Oita Pref. Beppushi Shouningahama [map]



[Mar.-Nov.] 8:30-18:00 (final receptionist 17:00)
[Dec.-Feb.] 9:00-17:00 (final receptionist 16:00)
4th Wednesday (The next day for Public holiday)
[Bathing charge]1030yen
Parking Lot
Available 10spaces
Credit Card
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.

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          A trip to Oita is tantamount to a long soak in the Beppu baths. The mountainous, coastal prefecture of Oita is renowned for having more onsen than any other prefecture in Japan, most of which lie in the city of Beppu on the west coast of Kyushu, recognizable by its pungent sulphuric aroma and the clouds of steam that puff up across the hillside. Away from the Beppu hot springs await mountains, waterfalls, and temples, so don’t hesitate to explore Oita a little further.

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