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414 Kusatsu, Kusatsu-machi, Agatsuma-gun 377-1701, Gunma Prefecture
+81 279-88-3613
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Entertaining 20 minutes

There's a video with English subtitles that explains the history of "massaging" the water to cool... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
Toronto, Canada
Really interesting to see

I have never seen Yubatake before so it was really interesting. Very strong smell of sulphur but... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
Brisbane, Australia
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414 Kusatsu, Kusatsu-machi, Agatsuma-gun 377-1701, Gunma Prefecture
+81 279-88-3613
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

There's a video with English subtitles that explains the history of "massaging" the water to cool it down so it could be used in the baths. Followed by a demonstration dance/song of this "massaging" along with an option for audience participation. It's fun, entertaining and...More

Thank Asterix135
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I have never seen Yubatake before so it was really interesting. Very strong smell of sulphur but not as strong as Hakone. The water is beautiful from all of the minerals, and there are some foot baths to enjoy while you are there. Lots of...More

Thank beedzu
Reviewed 10 May 2017

For Japanese people the song was familiar. Seeing the performance cooling down hot spring water was fun to see. We were at first in the upstairs looking people try the performance. We joined the performance and enjoyed it. You will get a little souvenir when...More

Thank Massamie
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Although this is a relatively short "performance" of Kusatsu's traditional method of stirring the hot spring water to cool it to bathing temperature, it's interesting to watch and includes an audience participation segment, so if you're game, you can try it for yourself. Wielding a...More

Thank Banda-in-Japan
Reviewed 25 December 2016

It was getting dark after 4pm when we got to Kusatsu so there is not much to do. We got the tickets for the last show of the day just because it was cold and raining. It tells the story of cooling the hot onsen...More

Thank Apple_HK
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Its an interesting show no doubt. U get to learn a little culture of cooling down the water the old fashion way and Also get to participate as well. There is also dance performance, albeit a little amateur. Wish the audience participation is a little...More

Thank RRla
Reviewed 21 August 2016

audience get to participate that is interesting just that the show has no translations. Need some research before you go is better.

Thank yrtx4e
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Start with little bit of Kusatsu yubatake history, sing and dance, they demonstrate on how Kusatsu-machi cools their hot spring. The interesting part is that guests get to participate in the stirring of the wooden plank to cool down the water. All volunteers were given...More

Thank fanlisa
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Demonstration about how the town cools their hot water which comes from the mountains (I think). Very cultural and interactive experience

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Pretty good show to see how the locals cooled down onsen water! You get to participate and receive a certificate afterwards as well. I would advise that you line up early for tickets and get in that line to enter the hall though. As there...More

Thank cattychu
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