Ibusuki sand bath
No visit to Kagoshima would be complete if one missed out on a side trip to Ibusuki which consists of Saraku, the one and only natural sand bath in the world. You will be directed to queue at the indoor sand bath, then when it’s your turn to lie down while the workers there piled sand on top of you, leaving only your head exposed. Imagine rows of heads sticking out of the sand–it’s a pretty amusing sight! It does get better when your body adjusts to the temperature. It is said to stimulate the health and increase blood circulation.