The sand bath hot spring in Ibusuki Onsen is a special experience where you bathe in warm sand using the hot springs that gush out along the unique coastline of Ibusuki Onsen. This sand bath has been around since the Edo period and there are several sand bath locations scattered throughout the city. The bathing method at the sand bath is unique and unlike anything else. First, you change into a yukata and head to the sand bath area. When you lie down on the sand, an attendant called the "sand thrower" will cover your entire body with sand from the neck down. This will warm you up gently in the sand. After about 10 minutes, your entire body will be covered in sweat. Then, you slowly raise your upper body while brushing off the sand from your chest and stomach with your arms, and a refreshing feeling will spread throughout your body. After bathing, you can wash off the sand and sweat in the dedicated shower room and then relax in the large public bath at Ibusuki Onsen. Experiencing the sand bath hot spring will envelop you in a pleasant fatigue that you have never experienced before. The warm sand and pleasant sweat will refresh your body. The sand bath hot spring in Ibusuki Onsen is loved by many people as a special hot spring experience!