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Lava sand bath unique experience

Had waiting time of almost hour but it was worth to wait burying self in the hot lava sand for... read more

Reviewed December 23, 2018
Jaineshshah
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Kobe, Japan
Not to be miss

We came here, after searching around for sometime, others looks a bit run down & dirty, but this... read more

Reviewed November 22, 2018
KwanO8
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Singapore
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Thank jackiesphotography
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

Oh yes! A warm and cozy sand bath in beppu with a great view of the sea! It can be a bit noisy with the road behind so would advise management to invest a bit on some sound proof and would recommend not to give...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank JoanaS388
Reviewed May 7, 2018

We arrived at exactly 4.50 and the lady said it was closed even though every website said closing time is 6 pm, so everyone please research carefully. Group of Japanese teens came in right behind us, asked for “just a bath” but still got refused....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank VeraAurelis
Reviewed March 4, 2018

A must do, perhaps in Beppu. It is very convenient although the place is slightly run-down. It is still a very unique experience at affordable rate.

Date of experience: December 2017
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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.
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