Sand Bath SARAKU砂むし会館砂楽
An onsen town that is famous for its sand bath, where bathers are buried in the naturally heated sand. The town encompasses the southern tip of the Satsuma Peninsula, and the main downtown area is along the coast facing Kagoshima Bay. Ibuski’s sand baths can be enjoyed at a number of hotels and other facilities, but the most popular bathing spot is the large Saraku Sand Bath hall. At the sand bath, guests are provided with Yukata robes and are then buried by staff members in hot sand that is heated by natural steam from below.
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 Ibusuku 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.