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Ibusuki Unique Experiences tour

7 hours
up to 8 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

First destination is Natural Sand Steam Bath. After taking a very unique bath nowhere else you can experience, we go to Somen Nagashi fine noodle restaurant for lunch. This is also unique to Kagoshima. Then we go to Kamafuta shrine with a panoramic view.


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  • Ibusuki Natural Sand Steam Bath
  • Tosenkyo Somen Nagashi fine noodle restaurant
  • Kamafuta Shrine

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What to Expect

At Ibusuki Sand Steam Bath, you are literally buried in a warm sand near the ocean. It must be comfortable and I'm sure it could become an unforgettable experience for you. As lunch, we eat fine noodle in a very unique style. You cannot experience it out of Kagoshima. Then, you continue to do something very unique at Kamafuta Shrine. That stands at seaside, so you can enjoy the view, too.

Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM
Meeting Point At your hotel in Kagoshima city
Ending Point At your hotel in Kagoshima city

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee
Hotel pick up
Transportation(a chartered taxi)

What‘s not included

Sand bath fee: around ¥1,300/person
Lunch: around ¥2,000/person


-Ibusuki is one hour drive from Kagoshima city. So we have to use a chartered taxi.
-After enjoying sand bath, you go to a big onsen house standing next to sand bath to wash off the sand on your body. At there you are going to be naked, but if you hesitate to be naked there, there are a few shower for a person use.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

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Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Reviews ( 6 )
5.0 (6) Reviews
Very Good
jean Jean United States ( Friends )
1 week ago

“ Mikiko is a great guide! ”

Mikiko is an excellent guide. She knows Kagoshima well, was informative and organized. We were very happy with her as our guide.


Dear Jean, Hello! How have you and your friends been doing? Thank you for giving such wonderful review! I’m very happy to have you for the tour! I hope you and your group enjoyed the time in Kagoshima with Mt.Sakurajima and Senganen Garden, maybe Udon noodle on the ferry, too! Please tell my gratitude to your people for me. Thank you. Best regards, Mikiko

Natalie Natalie United States ( Friends )
1 week ago

“ Wonderful day at Kagoshima ”

Mikiko is one of the best guides from the ones we met on our trip. She is not only experienced guide with great knowledge of Japanese culture and history and fluent in English but also a very thoughtful and wonderful person that took care of us, answered every question, gave helpful suggestions . She is definitely one of the best!!!!!


Thank you, Natalie! I appreciate your cooperation a lot. Thanks to generosity of you and your friends, the tour went very smoothly. Actually I enjoyed the tour with you and answering questions from your group. I hope you bring lots of memories back to your place and someday come back to Japan! (If it’s possible, come back to Kagoshima!!) Please tell my appreciation to your friends, too! Best regards, Mikiko

James James Australia
6 months ago

“ Amazing and friendly guide! ”

It was pleasure to spend our day in Kagoshima with Miki, she was such a well-spoken and extremely knowledgeable guide. She had amazing communication and organisation before the day and was able to answer all of our questions in great depth. And above all she was so friendly and lovely, we had all made such a wonderful friend by the end of the day!


Dear James, Thank you for giving such wonderful review! It’s my pleasure to have a chance to guide you and your family! I’ll treasure your words. Thank you very much. Miki

BJ BJ United States ( Friends )
6 months ago

“ Best guide. Be sure to use Mikiko. ”

Miki is a wonderful guide and I give her the very highest recommendation. Use her as your guide and you won't be disappointed. She has a wonderful personality and is very knowledgable. We have special memories of Kagoshima because of Miki.


Dear BJ, Thank you for review! That means a lot to me. I had a great time with you and your friends! I wish you have a great memory in Japan, and you come back to Japan, Kagoshima again in the near future! Best wishes to all, Miki

John John United States ( Couple )
11 months ago

“ Best Guide I've Had in Japan. ”

Miki is local to Kagoshima and knows the history of the area very very well. She also serves as a English speaking guide at the Sengan-en Garden (which also houses a museum of Kagoshima). Her communication before the day was excellent and very timely. Her clarity during the day was perfect. If you are looking for a personable, well informed, very competent guide who speaks impeccable English, then Mikiko is your person.


Hi, John! Thank you for review! It means a lot to me!! That’s wonderful time for me to have a chance to guide two of you! I hope you had a great moment on Mt.Sakurajima on that day. And if there is another possibility to meet you again, I’m thrilled to assist you! Please say hello to Luz! Miki

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