Ibusuki-onsen is a hot spring town located in the southeast of Satsuma-hanto Peninsula. There are a number of hot springs located in the city, which have been utilized for various circumstances as well as simply an old-fashioned bath. What is very unique to Ibusuki is “Sunamushi,” which can’t be found anywhere in the world. Sunamushi is a special way of taking a bath: On the sand beach of about one kilometer length (southeast from Ibusuki Station), there is a specific area heated by a hot spring. One lies face up on the hot sand, having the sand (roughly 50 to 55°C) cover your body. This has a significant detoxification effect, effected by good blood circulation, and has been medically proven.
- A 15 min walk from JR Ibusuki Station (Ibusuki-Makurazaki Line).
Yunohama, Ibusuki, Kagoshima