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Saraku

5-25-18 Yunohama, Ibusuki 891-0406, Kagoshima Prefecture
+81 993-23-3900
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Enjoyable sand bath

This was my first time to experience the sand bath. I did not bring the small towel or the large... read more

Reviewed May 23, 2018
Gkitazum
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San Francisco, California
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It was pretty good.

Kagoshima is a bit chilly in February, but it is more comfortable than humid one. The food was... read more

Reviewed January 27, 2018
ryonta k
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5-25-18 Yunohama, Ibusuki 891-0406, Kagoshima Prefecture
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+81 993-23-3900
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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

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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.

1  Thank ryonta k
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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

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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

1  Thank ETNN9099
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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

1  Thank Ang W
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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

1  Thank Maursy48
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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

2  Thank Nathan81255060
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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

1  Thank LG_Kay
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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...

2  Thank thelonious22
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Reviewed December 26, 2016

This is one of the two Natural Sand Bath in Ibusuki. this was my second experience in Sand Bath and felt very comfortable twice in a roll. You have to come and go here of course but if you stay at Ibusuki Kyukamura like I...More

1  Thank Keizo
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