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Relaxing time with son

The hot sand bath was an amazing experience, it isn't too hot, just the right heat to stay in for... read more

Reviewed May 10, 2017
Hobart, Australia
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Interesting experience

Pretty cool experience although it wasn't really all that relaxing being buried in the lukewarm... read more

Reviewed January 4, 2017
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Reviewed September 6, 2018

My first experience with sand bath was more than expected. I felt like my body being cooked in an oven, and small amount of sand over my chest gave an impression of a heavy stone. Afterword I felt great with my blood pressure normal result.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

This was my first time to experience the sand bath. I did not bring the small towel or the large towel so I got both with the sand bath for 1,400 yen. It was totally worth it. I arrived a few minutes before noon, which...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Gkitazum
Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Kagoshima is a bit chilly in February, but it is more comfortable than humid one. The food was wonderful and the people were really nice.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank ryonta
Reviewed November 22, 2017

it was fun! we didnt really know what to expect but there were instructions plastered all round the changing room so it was difficult not to know what to do! the experience itself was also very comfortable. i actually prefer sand bathing to onsen as...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank silverspire
Reviewed June 20, 2017 via mobile

We brought 1200 yen entrance tickets for Saraku and hot spring with one cloth & small towel. The Saraku is in the beach, the staffs will put the black sand cover to your body. Then you can ask them to take the photo for you....More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank ETNN9099
Reviewed May 13, 2017

if you are in Ibusuki , you are probably there from the sandbath and this sand bath onsen is around 20 mins walk from Ibusuki station . You will be buried in the hot sand for around 10 mins before you take away your yutaka...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Ang W
Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

The hot sand bath was an amazing experience, it isn't too hot, just the right heat to stay in for 15 minutes, then shower and into the onsen for a relaxing bath. The only down side is the eatery needs improving for the amount of...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Maursy48
Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

Took about 20 minutes of steady walking to get to the location. Info desk in station has map and basic english. As others have said there's good English directions inside about what to do and on all signs leading to and from the sands so...More

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank Nathan81255060
Reviewed May 3, 2017

It was my first experience and it was fun. First, change to yukata robes, walk to the sheltered sand bath compound to be buried with warm sand. It was comfortable and relaxing, having the weight of the sand on your body. After staying buried for...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank LG_Kay
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Pretty cool experience although it wasn't really all that relaxing being buried in the lukewarm sand...decent onsen to wash up afterwards...staff spoke basic English and explanations of what to do are clearly posted in English as well...

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank thelonious22
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6 DEC Ibusuki Saraku Sandbath & Healthy Land Tamatebako ? (3 Replies)
Hi Folks, Visiting Ibusuki on 6 Dec 2016 TUE with a total of 12 paxs. Come across Saraku Sand Bath website that indicate temporarily closed on their website. Under Saraku Sand Bath ※The bathhouse will be temporarily closed for equipment inspection on Tuesday of the second week in July and December. Under Healthy Land Tamatebako Healthy Land (hot spring resort Pavilion Restaurant) business hours 10:00 to 21:00 closing day Tuesday (the next day in the case of national holiday) ...More
July 16, 2016|
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Where did you saw Saraku's closure? Its email address is saraku@violin.ocn.ne.jp. First week of Dec has no public holiday.