RYOKANS providing rooms with private open-air baths
A large scale hot spring resort ryokan where guests can enjoy the globally rare natural volcanic sand hot spring, said to have skin beautification properties. 95 min by bus from Kagoshima Airport.
Japanese ryokan food, dinner and breakfast – a ryokan providing local foodstuff
Famous local Kagoshima Black pork.
A ryokan particularly good for health and beauty
Features a hot spring filled with spring water bubbling up naturally and a rare volcanic sand hot spring (surrounded by sand heated by the underground hot spring). The water is good for skin problems, feminine problems, skin beautification, etc.
A ryokan appearing in various media
This ryokan was associated with and eventually was used as a set for the NHK historical television drama “Atsuhime.” The actual personage stays here.
“No. 1” ryokan in Japan
Built along the ocean, this ryokan is located within an expansive garden with 1,000 pines. It has a unique Ibusuki volcanic sand hot spring (surrounded by sand heated by the underground hot spring).
Modern hotel-style ryokan
This ryokan combines a traditional Japanese ambiance with strong resort hotel elements. It is located along the ocean and has a large garden.
Top hot spring resort – Ibusuki, Kyushu
This area is famous for “sand bathing” on a beach heated by a hot spring. Some 800 spring sources spout around the ocean area, and these are also used in farming and fish cultivation.
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