Ibusuki hot spring resort is located at the southeastern edge of
It is about 50 km south of Kagoshima city.
There is brine hot water underground near the coast, so the hot spring
resort has developed since the early 20th century.
Several hot springs are dotted in the resort town, but most popular district is Surigahama at the southeast part.
Surigaham is popular for sand bath, and it has been synonymous with
The beach about 1 km long has many area to bathe in the sand.
The temperature of the sand containing the hot spring is over 80 degrees C, so when a gueat enter the sand bath, an attendant sets the sand bed to keep mild temperature.
By JR Ibusuki-Makurazaki Line, from Kagoshima-Chuo, about 55 minutes by rapid train, about 1 hour and 25 minutes by local train.