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The Only Place in the World! Natural Steam Sand Baths

Kagoshima is the only place in the world where you can experience natural steam sand baths.

With a history dating back at least 300 years, the natural conditions of the steam sand baths have long been used to treat various illnesses.


Furthermore, according to the research conducted by Kagoshima University professors, the effect of steam sand baths is 3-4 times greater than that of an ordinary hot spring bath.


It's been said that the sand baths have great effects on the skin, joints, and heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and body weight.

Try the sand baths and re-energize your body for more traveling!




Sand Bath has the following positive benefits...

1) Lying down in the sand bath allows the blood to return more easily to the heart.

2) The amount of blood from the heart greatly increases due to pressure created by the weight of the sand.

3) The heat from the sand allows the blood vessels to expand, resulting in greater blood circulation.

It has effects on skin, joints, heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and body weight.

1) Increased heat rate
2) Improved circulation
3) Excretion of waste products
4) Excretion of inflammatory and algesic material

This photo below shows blood "before" and "after" a sand bath. In ten minutes the black blood has changed to bright red.  


Ibusuki is known for its steam sand baths, which can be enjoyed at a number of hotels in the Ibusuki area.

"SARAKU (砂楽) " within 15 minutes of Ibusuki Station by foot is recommended for day-trippers >>

"SAYURI (砂湯里)" is the best spot to see Mt. Kaimon over the East China Sea >>

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