Ibusuki is famous for ‘Sunamushi onsen,’ the steam sand hot springs. Visitors can enjoy this worldwide unique steam bath experience by being buried from toe to neck in warm sand whilst listening to the rolling of the tide, which is a truly blissful moment indeed. In the meantime you will start pouring sweat and then feel totally refreshed. Not only wearing off your daily fatigue, it also helps remove waste substances of your body and improve your skin and body conditions. Records show that sunamushi had already been used for therapeutic purposes at the end of Edo era. People in the past too seems recovered from their fatigue lying in the warm sand like we do today. There are various inns and facilities that provide sunamushi along with beauty-treatment or fancy cuisine, so you should check that out ahead of time.
Ibusuki City ,Kagoshima Prefecture
☎ (Ibusuki City Tourism Association)