50km (31 miles) S of Kagoshima

At the southern tip of Satsuma Peninsula, Ibusuki is southern Kyushu's most famous hot-spring resort and is home to 47,500 residents. With a pleasant average temperature of 66°F (19°C) throughout the year due to warm ocean currents, it's a region of lush vegetation, flowers, and palm trees. It also boasts Japan's best natural hot-sand bath and a good public beach, making it a fine choice for a low-key vacation.

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