Experience the profound nature of Japanese hot springs in Kagoshima,
the kingdom of hot springs!

A huge variety of baths can be enjoyed in Kagoshima, the leading Japanese kingdom of hot springs. Why not experience the profound nature of Japan’s hot spring culture in a tour of the rich variety of hot springs found in Kagoshima?

The famous and highly individualized hot springs of Kagoshima Sand and Mud Detox

A hot spring enjoyed in sand found almost nowhere else on earth Ibusuki Onsen Hot Sand Bath

Ibusuki Onsen is famous for the hot sand baths, which are found almost nowhere else on earth. It is a unique hot spring in which you are buried in a sand beach that is warmed by the heat of underground hot springs. The comfortable heat and gentle pressure from the sand cause perspiration, which has a detoxing effect.

Two hot sand baths unique to this area

Various natural conditions have combined to create hot sand baths. Most hot sand baths are man-made reproductions that have been made for convenience, but natural hot sand baths dependent on the right climate and sand conditions can be enjoyed at the two facilities below at low tide on the day of the spring tide.

Saraku Sand Baths

Address:
5-25-18 Yunohama, Ibusuki, Kagoshima
Fee:
Including cost of yukata for hot sand baths: Adults 1,080 yen; Children 590 yen/Indoor bath only: Adults 610 yen; Children 300 yen
Hours:
8:30AM to 9PM (closed from 12PM to 1PM on weekdays)
Closed:
Periodically
Lodging:
No
TEL:
0993-23-3900

Yamagawa Sand Baths Sayuri

Address:
3339-3 Yamagawa Fukumoto, Ibusuki, Kagoshima
Fee:
Including yukata: Adults 820 yen; Between the age of 3 and elementary school age children 460 yen
Hours:
9AM to 5:30PM (until 7PM in July and August)
Closed:
N/A (may close in bad weather)
Lodging:
No
TEL:
0993-35-2669

Hot springs with natural mud pack beautifying treatments that are popular with women Kirishima Jingu Onsenkyo Sakura Sakura Hot Spring

This place is famous for natural mud baths that include dense concentrations of sulfur and other hot spring components. You can expect beautifying effects and perspiration effects by smearing on the mud, leaving it to dry, and finally washing it away in the hot spring.

Address:
2324-7 Kirishima Taguchi, Kirishima, Kagoshima
Fee:
Day visit bathing:Adults 700 yen; Children 350 yen
Hours:
Day visit bathing:10AM to 8PM
Closed:
N/A
Lodging
Yes
TEL:
0995-57-1227

Ibusuki and Kirishima are Kyushu’s leading hot spring areas

Ibusuki hot springs, Kirishima Jingu Onsenkyo and the nearby Kirishima Onsenkyo are some of Kyushu’s leading hot spring areas. Many tourists throughout the year come to enjoy the great variety of hot springs, including individualized hot springs like hot sand baths and mud baths.

A winning combination of excellent baths and beautiful scenery Scenery and Hot Springs that will Touch Your Heart

A relaxing experience that makes your body feel like it is at one with the valley Myoken Onsen Ishiharaso

In addition to the amazing open air hot spring situated on the banks of Amorigawa, the large public bath can be enjoyed on a day trip. It is a hot spring hotel that takes meticulous care over bathing in all of the baths in the premises situated near the six water sources.

Address:
4376, Hayatocho Kareigawa, Kirishima, Kagoshima
Fee:
Day trip bathing Adults 1,200 yen; Children 600 yen
Hours:
Day trip bathing 10AM to 3PM
Closed:
N/A
Lodging:
Yes
TEL:
0995-77-2111

View an active volcano where you can feel the mysteries of nature Hotel Shiroyama

This hot spring has a fine view and is at a height of 108m above ground. It overlooks the streets of Kagoshima, Kagoshima Bay and Sakurajima, an active volcano. You can enjoy a high quality bath with water that originates 1000m below ground while feeling close to the mysteries of nature.

Address:
41-1, Shinshoincho, Kagoshima
Fee:
Day trip bathing Adults 2,634 yen; Elementary school students 1,242 yen; Infants: 648 yen: 3 years old and below: Free
Hours:
Day trip bathing 5:30AM to 12AM (from 5AM from April to September)
Closed:
N/A
Lodging:
Yes
TEL:
099-224-2211

Local-style hot springs for local people at around 300 yen! Kagoshima City is a Paradise for Public Bath Houses

Open-air bath surrounded by greenery Asikari Onsen

We recommend the city of Kagoshima if you want to tour the hot springs on a budget. Most of the public bath houses frequented by local people are hot springs (nationally, most of these use hot tap water).

Asikari Onsen has everything you need, including cypress baths, Jacuzzis, and saunas. Despite the beautiful natural setting of the open air baths, the prices are reasonable.

Address:
45-1 Wakabacho, Kagoshima
Fee:
Adults 390 yen; Elementary school children 150 yen; Younger than elementary school age 80 yen
Hours:
6AM to 12AM
Closed:
N/A
Lodging:
No
TEL:
099-229-0800

Retro public bath house where pop songs are played Namegawa Onsen

Namegawa Onsen, where they play nostalgic pop songs, is popular for its good water and retro atmosphere.

Address:
4-3 Kamihonmachi, Kagoshima
Fee:
Adults 390 yen; Elementary school children 150 yen; Younger than elementary school age 80 yen
Hours:
6AM to 10PM
Closed:
Last Monday of the month
Lodging:
Yes
TEL:
099-222-5339

High quality hot spring-like slime Myoban Onsen

You can enjoy the high quality slimy feeling unique to hot springs at this luxurious location, where the water flows freely from the source.

Address:
1-9-12 Take, Kagoshima
Fee:
Adults 390 yen; Elementary school children 150 yen; Younger than elementary school age 80 yen
Hours:
6AM to 11PM (reservation/sauna open 24 hours)
Closed:
N/A
Lodging:
Yes (overnight stay without meals; men only)
TEL:
099-254-5563

From amusements to wild styles High Impact Hot Springs

A hot spring theme park Kirishima Hotel

This hotel is like a hot spring theme park where you can enjoy an unending variety of baths in four types of hot springs that have different water qualities. The standing bath, with a length of 25m and a depth that allows you to be submerged to your shoulders when standing, is particularly impressive.

Address:
3948 Makizonocho, Takachiho, Kirishima, Kagoshima
Fee:
Day trip bathing Adults 1,000 yen; 3 y.o. to 12 y.o. 500 yen
Hours:
Day trip bathing 11AM to 5PM (may close early depending on circumstances)
Closed:
Periodically
Lodging:
Yes
TEL:
0995-78-2121

An unmanaged wild hot spring where the water bubbles up naturally Hirauchi Kaichu Onsen

This is a wild open air bath where the hot spring water is kept back from the sea by the natural rock cavities. There are no bath houses, and no management. Bathing is possible twice a day for around two hours around low tide.

Address:
Hirauchi, Yakushima, Kumage, Kagoshima
Fee:
Contribution of approx. 100 yen
Hours:
For two hours around low tide twice a day
Closed:
N/A
Lodging:
No
TEL:
0997-43-5900

From Tokyo Haneda Airport

100 minutes

Number of departures per day: Approx. 11※

From Nagoya Chubu Airport

85 minutes

Number of departures per day: Approx. 4※

From Osaka International Airport

70 minutes

Number of departures per day: Approx. 7※

*Information correct as of November 19 2015

Details correct as of end of October, 2015.

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