Ibusuki & Satsuma peninsula travel guide
Satsuma peninsula extends about 50 kilometers south from Kagoshima-city,
making up the southwestern section of Kagoshima Prefecture.
The peninsula offers a mixture of hot springs, subtropical natural attractions and cultural sites.
Ibusuki is an onsen resort that is famous for its sand baths, where bathers are buried in
naturally heated sand.
Steaming sand bath
It is best known for its steaming sand baths along the beach, where bathers in a yukata, or Japanese bathrobe
get buried in the sand up to their neck. The sand heated by steam containing marine minerals is scientifically proven to have therapeutic effects on neuralgia, rheumatism, back pain and other ailments.
Sand Bath Hall SARAKU
Sand Bath, Kinko bay
A circumference of 15 km and a maximum depth of 233 meter, where was created by
volcanic activity long ago. Large eel with a length of 2 meter and circumference of 50 cm
inhabit the lake. It was also known as the lake of a legendary monster called ” Issy”
purported to live in the lake.
Monster called Issy
The Station is the southernmost railway station in Japan operated by JR,
boasts a breathtaking view of Kaimon-dake volcano to the front.
It is the Urashima Taro legendary shrine peninsula and this shrine is becoming popular as a power
spot of matchmaking and good fortune in love.
The cape is the southernmost point of Satsuma peninsula, where a white lighthouse stands.
You can enjoy the view of the magnificent Mount Kaimondake and rocks with the sea spray
wearing them. The Cape is said to be the birthplace of the legend of Ryugu.
Enjoy tasting Shochu at the most famous Shochu brewery in Kagoshima
Meiji-gura is Satsuma Shuzo’s Shochu brewery and museum.
Makurazaki Osakana Center
The unique Somen noodle nagashi in Tosenkyo revine in Kaimon open throughout the year
serving cold Somen noodle that swim in the revloving container.
Location of Ibusuki
General information on Ibusuki-city
City hall ; 2424 Juchu Ibusuki-city, Kagoshima-prefecture
|Access||1 hour and 40 minutes by a vehicle from Kagoshima Airport
50 minutes by a vehicle from Kagoshima-chuo JR Station
55 minuted by JR Express train from Kagoshima-chuo JR Station
1 hour and 15 minutes by local train from from Kagoshima-chuo JR Station
Kagoshima kotsu bus
|Population||40,000 Pupulation density : 270 / km2|