Want to detox, relax, and forget about the time.
At Hyotan Onsen, ALL of these wishes will come true.
Hyotan Onsen’s sand bath keeps its temperature milder than sand baths at other facilities,
because it is heated by the steam from natural hot spring.
As this gently heated sand bath prevents dizziness, guests can enjoy it longer.
yotan Onsen’s sand bath only uses pure sand from Beppu beach. It is 100 % natural, with no additives.
One of the special features of our sand bath is loose sand feels very light on your body. However other facilities’ sand is heated by sprinkling much hotter spring water on it, which makes their sand wet and heavier. On the contrary, we choose dry sand so the weight will not bother our guests.
I’m turning more beautiful.
Sand bath has high perspiration effect. Amazingly even for those who seldom sweat in everyday life will find themselves gushing with sweat. Your body warms gradually, improving your blood circulation, and you will feel your mind and body loosen and relax. Since waste matters from the body are discharged, taking a sand bath is a recommendable way to detox and lose weight. After taking a sand bath, shower off the sand and sweat, you will feel completely refreshed as if you were reborn.
How to take sand bath
At the reception of Hyotan Onsen,
Purchase a rental yukata and paper pants (Yukata and paper pants are 380 yen as a set).
Change into a yukata and paper shorts.
Rent a yukata bathrobe and purchase paper shorts, then change at the dressing room (A set of yukata bathrobe and paper shorts cost 380 yen).
Please purchase paper shorts (380 yen) and rent a yukata bathrobe, then change at the dressing room.
Choose the temperature of the sand bath you prefer and dig the sand to the warmth that is right for you.
At Hyotan Onsen, you can choose the sand temperature from medium to high. If this is your first time, try medium first.
Dig up sand, checking the temperature. Be careful, since the deeper you dig, the hotter it gets.
Cover yourselves with sand.
Lie in sand bath and relax.
Hyotan Onsen allows unlimited time to enjoy sand bath! You can spend some time chatting with families, friends or partner, or relaxing alone peacefully. Have a great time at our sand bath.
Shower off sweat and sand, the large public bath is the next!
It’s a good choice to try our free-flowing 100% natural hot spring water in the large public bath after showering off the sand completely. After fully sweated, let the smooth spring water of Hyotan Onsen soak into your skin.
- Be sure to shower off sand before leaving sand bath and going to the large
public bath or other areas.
- Please do not enter the restaurant or rest area in yukata has been worn at sand bath.
- Using the sand bath and private family bath at the same time is not allowed.
- Female guests are required to use the exclusive path between the sand bath and the
women’s bath to access the large public bath.
Do you want to get the maximum detox effect? We suggest you take steam bath after sand bath. After sweating plentifully, enjoy socking your whole body and relaxing in steam bath.
To enjoy yourself even more, instead of just taking a long steam bath, go back and forth between steam bath and the cool bath cooling off your heated body.
Please observe the followings to enjoy sand bath
Be caution of low-temperature burns.
San bath at Hyotan Onsen is kept at a milder temperature than those others sand baths elsewhere.
However, exposing your skin to heat for too long may cause low-temperature burns.
In the case of feeling uncomfortable or wrong, do not hesitate and get out from sand bath as soon as possible please.
Be caution of staying in sand bath too long.
Being wrapped in heated sand for long time will improve your blood circulation
but also may cause stress on your blood vessels and heart.
Find the right timing to get out please.
Please refrain from using sand bath during menstrual period.
Many women on their periods tend to be anemic or have hormone imbalances.
That is the major reason for the restriction in addition to sanitary reasons.