Sit back and enjoy a relaxing drive to the Satsuma Peninsula to Ibusuki. Ibusuki is the Satsuma Peninsula's foremost resort, famed for its therapeutic sand baths which are reputed to be a "tonic" for circulation and general health. Hot springs heat the sand to approximately 180 degrees Fahrenheit. Upon arriving at the hotel, you'll don a kimono and sit back as you're covered with warm sand up to your neck, followed by a shower and a Japanese-style bath.
After a truly unique and relaxing spa experience, you'll enjoy a Japanese-style luncheon at a local restaurant.
After luncheon continue on to Chiran, once the stronghold of the Shimazu samurai, which boasts a lane lined by residences of warriors who lived in the Edo period (17th through to mid-19th centuries). The dwellings offer a glimpse of what life was like for provincial samurai in those days. Stroll down a street lined with well-preserved samurai houses and their small gardens.
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This excursion is conducted by coach and on foot.Guests must be in good health and should not suffer from heart trouble, high or low blood pressure or skin conditions to participate in this tour. Local currency should be carried for additional purchases.