Beppu Hot Sand Bath
別府海浜砂湯

MAPCODE for car park : 46 525 013*04

Beppu Hot Sand Bath

The city of Beppu is well-known across Kyushu and Japan for its various hot springs. Because of its location in a volcanic area, many spots were found with boiling water erupting from the rocks. Not only is the water hot, but also the sand. One of the others relaxing activities available in this magnificent city is to get buried in the sand at the Beppu Beach Sand Bath.

After changing your clothes, you will be asked to wear a robe and then to lie down on your back in the sand bath area where your personal space has been prepared for you. You can notice that the sand is wet and has a particular black colour and that there is a brick where you can rest your head on. Once you are comfortably installed, the staff will gradually recover all of your body except for your head. The bath lasts 15 minutes and you can feel the warmth of the sand slowly overrunning through your body which has a great effect on blood circulation offering a unique relaxing experience. Additionally, the bath faces the sea where the sight of the sky and waves create a peaceful atmosphere. When the time is over you can find other showers and facilities. Sand bathes are known to have even more positive health effects than traditional onsen and the feeling of serenity is admirable, so we can only strongly recommend it.

Advice:
-You can enter without making any reservation although you can have a long queue, mainly during the weekend.
-If your route includes a stay at Ibusuki(指宿) and you have experiences sand bath there, then it is not a necessity to visit the Beppu Beach Sand Bath.
-Please note that women during menstruations or pregnant women are not allowed in the Sand Bath.
-You can’t use the Sand Bath after drinking alcoholic beverages.
-Depending on some people, the bath should be limited to 10 minutes. After that you could have low temperature burns. The facility accepts no responsibilities for any injuries.

Opening Hours
Average Staying Time
45 minutes
Parking fee
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Admission fee
Bathing fees: 1030 Yen. Note that additional fees can be included: Basin free Body soap free Rinse in shamp free Hairdryer free Original towel 350 yen Razor 50 yen Hair cap 110 yen Coin locker 100 yen
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Drive Route which include this spot

2D1N Routes

If you have 2 days and 1 night, we invite you to explore the suburbs of Fukuoka. You have three main destinations suggested like Kitakyushu/Shionoseki, Takeo/Ureshino and very famous Onsen towns such as Yufuin/Beppu which are worth checking out. It is recommended for travelers who do not dispose of much time but who would not only want to visit Fukuoka City but also other places. However, 2 Days and 1 Night is very limited and we highly recommend to at least choose route with 3 days and 2 nights, or longer if you can. Additionally, it is risky to take a flight or bullet train after returning your car as external environment concerns can happen and can't be predicted. This is why we would advise to stay one night at Fukuoka.

Route numberStart cityGoal cityWayTravel PaceDistanceRankHighway feeDetail
701FukuokaFukuokareturn_tripbusy320 km¥ 0check

3D2N Routes

If you dispose of 3days and 2 nights, you can travel from Fukuoka to the northern part of Kyushu island. There are routes in which you can stay 2 nights consecutively in famous onsen town like Yufuin/Beppu or Takeo/Ureshino. If you wish to visit particular places it is also possible to stay in two different cities. If you would like to explore the westside of Kyushu, like Nagasaki, or the central region, like Kumamoto, it is better to opt for 4 Days and 3 Nights route or a longer one. If you would like to travel on the southern side of Kyushu, like Miyazaki and Kagoshima, please choose the 5 Days and 4 Nights route or a longer one.

Route numberStart cityGoal cityWayTravel PaceDistanceRankHighway feeDetail
705FukuokaFukuokareturn_triprelaxing420 km¥ 0check
708FukuokaFukuokareturn_tripbusy500 km¥ 1,500check
706FukuokaFukuokareturn_tripnormal440 km¥ 3,500check

4D3N Routes

If you have 4days and 3 nights, you can travel from Fukuoka and explore the northern part of Kyushu unhurriedly. The route proposed includes famous Onsen town such as Yufuin/Beppu as well as the captivating Aso area. It might be proving but it is possible to reach Takachiho gorge as it is on our list of the most beautiful and most recommended spots in Kyushu. There is also the possibility to join Kumamoto and Nagasaki using a car ferry if you have 4 days. If you prefer more relaxing places or would like to travel to the southern side of Kyushu like Miyazaki and Kagoshima, please choose the 5 Days and 4 Nights route or a longer one.

Route numberStart cityGoal cityWayTravel PaceDistanceRankHighway feeDetail
709FukuokaFukuokareturn_triprelaxing600 km¥ 1,500check
711FukuokaFukuokareturn_tripnormal650 km¥ 1,500check
710FukuokaFukuokareturn_tripbusy620 km¥ 5,000check

5D4N Routes

If you have 5 days and 4 nights, you can travel from Fukuoka and explore the northern part of Kyushu island unhurriedly. Some routes propose two consecutive stay at the same location and is suggested for visitors looking for a relaxing way of travelling. Another route covers the entire northern part of Kyushu, including Nagasaki, and is recommended for dynamic travelers willing to explore most of the destinations presented. Furthermore, there is a one-way route that enables to reach both Miyazaki and Kagoshima in the southern part of Kyushu. However, you can expect the travel pace to be intense which mean that you will need to skip many spots. It is then advised to save a longer period if you would like to travel to the southern part of Kyushu.

Route numberStart cityGoal cityWayTravel PaceDistanceRankHighway feeDetail
713FukuokaFukuokareturn_triprelaxing750 km¥ 1,500check
715FukuokaKagoshimaone_way_tripbusy820 km¥ 4,450check
716FukuokaFukuokareturn_tripbusy810 km¥ 3,700check

6D5N Routes

If you have 6 days and 5 nights, it is possible to consider travelling around most parts of Kyushu. However, the travel pace is intensed and the westside with Nagasaki can hardly be included. If you would like to travel around Kyushu, please consider the 8 Days and 7 Nights or a longer one. If you are willing to opt for a one-way route going from Fukuoka to Kumamoto, you have two options, one route via the eastern part of Kyushu or one route via the western part of Kyushu which includes Nagasaki. If you have enough time be informed that there is also the possibility to travel through the west side and the center region, which enable you to rely both Nagasaki and Aso.

Route numberStart cityGoal cityWayTravel PaceDistanceRankHighway feeDetail
717FukuokaFukuokareturn_tripnormal960 km¥ 3,700check
718FukuokaFukuokareturn_tripbusy1,050 km¥ 7,400check
719FukuokaKagoshimaone_way_tripnormal920 km¥ 4,450check

7D6N Routes

If you have 7days and 6 nights, you can travel on both the western and middle sides of Kyushu, including Nagasaki and Aso, with a relaxing travel pace. The 7 Days and 6 Nights option presents 3 one-way routes from Fukuoka to Kagoshima in the southern part of Kyushu. One of the routes pass by Kirishima and Ibusuki, two highly popular onsen towns, nationally famous for their sand-bathes. Unfortunately, there is no whole Kyushu round trip route for a 7 Days and 6 Nights trip. If you want to do it, please consider the 8 Days and 7 Nights proposition.

Route numberStart cityGoal cityWayTravel PaceDistanceRankHighway feeDetail
721FukuokaFukuokareturn_triprelaxing1,060 km¥ 3,700check
722FukuokaKagoshimaone_way_triprelaxing1,040 km¥ 6,400check
723FukuokaKagoshimaone_way_tripbusy1,010 km¥ 5,050check

8D7N Routes

If you have 8 days and 7 nights, you can travel around Kyushu through Nagasaki and the east side. However, the route doesn't include 2 consecutive nights at the same accommodation which makes this journey quite intense. If you prefer a relaxing rhythm, we recommend considering a 9 Days and 8 Nights route or longer. 8 Days and 7 Nights has 3 one-way routes from Fukuoka to Kagoshima in the southern part of Kyushu. Each way presents a main asset to be sure at least one can suit your preferences. You can choose between the west side of Kyushu with Nagasaki or popular onsen towns such as Kirishima and Ibusuki which are famous in Japan for their unique sand-bathes.

Route numberStart cityGoal cityWayTravel PaceDistanceRankHighway feeDetail
725FukuokaFukuokareturn_tripbusy1,370 km¥ 9,600check
726FukuokaKagoshimaone_way_tripnormal1,110 km¥ 5,050check

9D8N Routes

If you have 9 days and 8 nights, you can expect to travel in most of the places in Kyushu. If you choose a round trip, you can opt for routes not only passing by main highlights like Yufuin/Beppu, Aso and Kagoshima but also Nagasaki or Kitakyushu/Shimonoseki. It also includes 2 consecutive nights in one city where you can take a well-deserved rest from driving. If you choose the one-way route relying Fukuoka and Kagoshima, you have pleasant options such as a route through the eastern part of Kyushu or a route via the western part of Kyushu that includes Nagasaki. Both routes comprise at least 3 nights in onsen towns and has been designed especially for onsen enthusiasts.

Route numberStart cityGoal cityWayTravel PaceDistanceRankHighway feeDetail
730FukuokaFukuokareturn_tripbusy1,390 km¥ 9,600check
729FukuokaKagoshimaone_way_tripnormal1,230 km¥ 7,000check
731FukuokaFukuokareturn_triprelaxing1,390 km¥ 12,850check

10D9N Routes

If you have 10 days and 9 nights, you have the possibility between a one-way route and three round-trip routes. The one-way route starts from Fukuoka and ends in Kumamoto, which consists of spending 2 consecutive nights in 2 different cities, allowing you adopt a more relaxing pace. If you opt for the round trip, all routes do not include only main highlights like Yufuin/Beppu, Aso, Kagoshima and Nagasaki but also Kitakyushu/Shimonoseki, or even the famous onsen towns Kirishima and Ibusuki, nationally reputed for their sand-bathes. The last route covers almost all the Kyushu island, except for Kitakyushu/Shimonoseki, but doesn't comprise 2 nights in a row at the same place which can be challenging for some traveler.

Route numberStart cityGoal cityWayTravel PaceDistanceRankHighway feeDetail
736FukuokaFukuokareturn_tripbusy1,560 km¥ 10,200check
734FukuokaFukuokareturn_triprelaxing1,510 km¥ 11,550check
733FukuokaKagoshimaone_way_tripnormal1,350 km¥ 10,500check
735FukuokaFukuokareturn_tripbusy1,610 km¥ 15,050check

11D10N Routes

All the routes for 11 days and 10 nights offer a complete tour around Kyushu. One of the routes permit to stay 2 consecutive nights in 3 cities and is recommended for travelers preferring a relaxing pace. Other routes enable you to visit Kitakyushu/Shimonoseki, famous onsen towns such as Kirishima or Ibusuki sand-bath at a more dynamic rhythm. Another route covers most of Kyushu island. However, it is the most tiring one with various spots and different locations to visit.

Route numberStart cityGoal cityWayTravel PaceDistanceRankHighway feeDetail
739FukuokaFukuokareturn_tripbusy1,660 km¥ 10,200check
737FukuokaFukuokareturn_triprelaxing1,610 km¥ 11,550check
738FukuokaFukuokareturn_tripnormal1,630 km¥ 15,050check
740FukuokaFukuokareturn_tripbusy1,680 km¥ 13,700check

12D11N Routes

All the routes for 12 days and 11 nights offer a complete tour around Kyushu. The first one includes 2 consecutive nights in 4 cities and is recommended for travelers preferring a relaxing pace. Thanks to other routes, you can visit Kitakyushu/Shimonoseki, famous onsen towns such as Kirishima or Ibusuki sand-bath but with a more dynamic rhythm. Another route covers most of Kyushu island. Thanks to that extensive approach you will be able to visit and stay in every city listed previously, plus having a break by spending two nights in a row in Kagoshina. Once you travelled on this route you will become a genuine expert of Kyushu!

Route numberStart cityGoal cityWayTravel PaceDistanceRankHighway feeDetail
743FukuokaFukuokareturn_tripnormal1,680 km¥ 10,200check
741FukuokaFukuokareturn_triprelaxing1,710 km¥ 11,550check
742FukuokaFukuokareturn_triprelaxing1,730 km¥ 15,050check
744FukuokaFukuokareturn_tripnormal1,800 km¥ 15,650check

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