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Beppu Beach Sand Bath 別府海浜砂湯

Beppu Beach Sand Bath Beppu Beach Sand Bath
Beppu Beach Sand Bath Beppu Beach Sand Bath

A rare sand spa that boosts well being, right next to the sea

Settling into steaming hot sands while enjoying views of the waves is an uncommon pleasure, and healthy as well. Both body and mind will be refreshed when your entire body is completely enveloped by the sand of Beppu Beach Sand Bath, which is heated by sodium chloride spring water, said to promote good health.

Don't Miss

  • Bathing in all weathers: there is a parasol for sunny days and a roof in case of rain
  • Enjoying the experience with friends: a mixed-gender group of up to 10 can enter the sand bath together
  • The chance to bathe: the reception closes early during busy periods

How to Get There

The sand bath is accessible by train and then by bus.

Beppu Station can be reached by Limited Express Train from Hakata , Miyazaki and Kumamoto Hitoyoshi as well as neighboring areas. From Beppu Station , take a 15-minute bus ride from JR Beppu Station and alight at Rokushoen, Beppu Beach Sand Bath-mae, or Betsudai Ekimae.

How you do it

You will be given a yukata summer kimono and towel to wear while in the sand. Essentially, they cover you up to the neck, after which you heat up your pores open up.

After the sand onsen, there is a hot water onsen where you can wash away the sand and have a soak. Most bath amenities are free, with a small charge for some items.

* The information on this page may be subject to change due to COVID-19.

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