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9 Shoningahamacho, Beppu 874-0023, Oita Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an experience. I was sweating within minutes. Entry process is quite easy. If it’s busy you will get a number and they will call you back with your time. They give you a robe and send you to the change room. No underwear or...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank D8321ANjenniferk
Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

This is an entirely new method of relaxation at the beach, and I highly recommend it. After a quick shower, you slip into a yukata and head out to the area where the staff is busy preparing your spot. Lay down, get comfortable and soon...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank JFischer48
Reviewed April 2, 2019

A good experience which you can only experience in a few places in Japan. Prepare for a bit of a wait for your turn (I waited for around 50 mins on a weekday) as there seems to be a long line of people who wants...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank fionayyy
Reviewed February 10, 2019

Shoningahama Seaside Sand Bath was a unique experience to get buried inside the hot beach sand for 15 minutes. The pressure from the sand mass is supposed to improve blood circulation. Staff are there to shovel the warm sand on you and they were pretty...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank thelonious22
Reviewed December 23, 2018

Had waiting time of almost hour but it was worth to wait burying self in the hot lava sand for almost 20 minutes the feeling was awesome with gazing in sky and enjoying the warmness in chilling winter very well managed and once for sure...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Jaineshshah
Reviewed November 22, 2018

We came here, after searching around for sometime, others looks a bit run down & dirty, but this one i suppose is ok.Just next to the beach, with good view of the sea while you bath. There is also a foot bath just outside, a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank KwanO8
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Being buried in warm, volcanic sand pleasant? Oddly enough yes. The spa provides a traditional robe to be worn while the hot sand is gently piled onto your body by friendly staff and you just let yourself relax and admire the sea. This sand bath...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Wingfield73
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

There’s just something really fun about being buried up to your neck in warm sand on the beach. This is truly a unique experience, and if you’re in the area you shouldn’t miss it. The sand gets very warm and takes away any pain you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Chris S
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

What a nice experience to take a bath in sand. It was warm, relaxing with a great view. In 10minutes my yukata was completely soaked :)

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank patricklB5938BM
Reviewed June 18, 2018

I spent a few months in Japan some time ago. When people ask me what were my favorite things or places that I visited, I realized that my Beppu Beach sand bath kept coming up! It really left an impression! The opportunity to have hot...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Response from D8321ANjenniferk | Reviewed this property |
I visited this location June 23 of this year and I have tattoos on my arms which were clearly visible upon arrival and I was not turned away. The robe covered everything when I was buried. And the hot bath (which only fits... More
October 14, 2018|
Response from patricklB5938BM | Reviewed this property |
Can the 9-year lay still for 15min.. I guess the warmth might be a bit too much as it is already a maximum of 15min for adults.