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Takegawara Spa

16-23 Motomachi, Beppu, Oita Prefecture
+81 977-23-1585
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Traditional Spa with sand baths

Really nice, traditional onsen. In addition to hot spring baths they also have sand baths. It costs... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Kirill R
Helsinki, Finland
via mobile
Sand bath Good fun

This is a well oiled machine. The ladies who run thr show have the process down pat and will... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2016
Keiko P
via mobile
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16-23 Motomachi, Beppu, Oita Prefecture
+81 977-23-1585
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Really nice, traditional onsen. In addition to hot spring baths they also have sand baths. It costs little extra, but worth every dime! I tried to go to the sand bath on the beach, but even if I came there at 16:00 and they are...More

Thank Kirill R
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

This is a well oiled machine. The ladies who run thr show have the process down pat and will instruct you hoe its done in good English as well as taking your photo using your own mobile. Its fun and a must do while in...More

Thank Keiko P
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

The hot sands are surprisingly warm and relaxing. Building is old, but that is part of its charm. The procedures are self explanatory but make sure you bring a towel or you'll need to buy one there.

Thank thijswes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Came here one night around 8pm while I was staying at Beppu. This onsen is located within the red light district and the ancient structure can easily be spotted once around the neighbourhood. There is a choice of either the onsen or the sand bath,...More

2  Thank Malcolm_See
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Being a newbie to public onsen, my first observation was it does not match the facilities found in the private/hotel onsen. Nonetheless, it was reasonable clean and we had the bath all to ourselves when we went early in the morning. Being buried in warm...More

1  Thank Happy2bHome_11
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

It helps if you bring your own towel but if not they have them for sale. Men and women are buried in sand together so bring your camera into the sand.bath and they will take photo of you

1  Thank James C
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Great old building and sand bath was heaven! Definitely worth it! And the onsen was hot enough and ladies were great to talk to! Am going back 👍

Thank Bretty42
Reviewed 1 October 2016

My daughter couldn't do the hot sand onsen because of her skin condition and she can't stand heat but it was so worth it for the rest of our party. I thought I was going to get claustrophobic but just start breathing slow and it...More

2  Thank Terry L
Reviewed 15 September 2016

A very old building. We have a great fun on it. Staff are very nice and helpful. Better to go there in the early morning.

1  Thank pkedward
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

The architecture of the building is beautiful and the building itself is very old (apparently from the 19th century). I only tried the sand bath but it was a pretty good experience. Naked under your Japanese shirt (provided by the onsen), the only thing you...More

1  Thank Nicolas R
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Is the hot-sand bath safe for a eight-year-old child?
13 April 2016|
Response from Happy258 | Reviewed this property |
It is safe though I would not want to have my 8 year old having the weird experience of being buried alive . In addition the temperature maybe too hot for the child .