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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 (Beppu / YufuinArea)

phone 0977665737

[Mar.-Nov.]8:30-18:00(Last entry17:00)
[Dec.-Feb.]9:00-17:00(Last entry16:00)

Review of Beppu Beach Sand Bath

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/02/12 Give it a Go
This was a unique experience. We did have to wait a little while but in nice surroundings so it wasnt too bad. Being burried in sand may sound weird but it is actually quite nice and the staff are...
Reviewed:2020/02/03 Less is More Part 438 - Terrific Tranquil Therapeutic Thermal Treatment
Definitely a bucket list experience but one that also leaves you feeling uniquely relaxed after the ‘treatment’. We heard of the long waits so we tried to get there early. We arrived at 9:45 am and...
Reviewed:2020/01/04 Well worth a try
I think I got lucky (and the fact that I am trying alone) so when I got there, I didn’t have to wait two hours as disaplayed on the board but just 30 minutes as they had a single slot left at the...

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Oita Pref. Beppushi Shouningahama [map]
Beppu / YufuinArea
[Mar.-Nov.]8:30-18:00(Last entry17:00)
[Dec.-Feb.]9:00-17:00(Last entry16:00)
4th Wednesday (The next day for Public holidays)
[Bathing charge]1,500yen
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Not available
Others (only outdoor smoking space)
Available(Onsen Oita FREE Wi-Fi)
English Menu
Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of May 25, 2020)
*Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes (movable roof is installed)
Average budget
[Lunch] 1,001-3,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (with step many, not barrier-free)
Infant friendly
Yes (use of sand bath is 5 years old or older)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Oita Areas


          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.