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Address: Kusatsu, Agatsuma-gun, Kusatsu-machi 377-1711 , Gunma Prefecture
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+81 77-552-3040
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Kusatsu is recognized along with Gero and Arima as one of Japan's three...

Kusatsu is recognized along with Gero and Arima as one of Japan's three most famous hot spring resorts. The Yubatake (Hot Water field) is a central meeting and sightseeing spots in Kusatsu Onsen. This is the source water field for the bubbling Onsen water supplied throughout Kusatsu village. An abundant quality of hot water with a strong acidity of pH2.1, gives the water strong anti-bacterial powers with superior therapeutic and spiritual qualities, and has attracted many people for hundreds of years. The Yubatake (hot water field) is the symbol of Kusatsu Hot Spring. Located in the center of the spa resort, Yubatake is the source of hot springs that gush some 4,000 liters of hot water per minute amid clouds of rising steam. This so-called "hot water field" is surrounded by a promenade made of ceramic roof tiles and there is even a bench in the shape of Mt. Shirane, a nearby volcano. Here, visitors can stroll after taking a bath and relax while enjoying the unusual and very warming atmosphere of this unrivaled resort.

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Great natural spring in the city centre. Strong smell of sulphur. Surrounded by good restaurants and shops.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great natural spring in the city centre. Strong smell of sulphur. Surrounded by good restaurants and shops.

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely "central square" of the tiny town of kusatsu. The hot water flows through the town here and is channeled into different viaducts for the various resorts around town. It is unique and cool to see but doesn't take more than 15 minutes to visit, more if you want to sit and soak your feet for a... More 

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singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Hmm, when we looked at the images on the Google Image or website, it looks so splendour and superb. But it is not as big as I thought it would be and definitely not as many waters. There are some like shown in my images but only on the lower part. Not on the upper part. The smell of sulfur... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Kusatsu's yubatake (hot water field) sits in the center of this hot springs down. Hot water from various sources around the town is channeled here to flow down wooden sluices, causing it to cool to a manageable temperature and also collecting minerals which are gathered to create healing bath salts. It's fascinating to watch the blue-green water flow, and also... More 

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Hong Kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Seeing the abundant flow of onset water and the steam, one will get to know why this town is so famous for the onsen.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Small town, long distance travel from tokyo. Come for a day trip. Worth the time and spend some time to soak in onsen.

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KusatsuonsenKK, 広報担当マネージャー at Yubatake, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your comment. Yes, we are very happy to be an excellent get-away location for people in Tokyo or from overseas. We very much look forward to your next visit. More 

Tokyo, Japan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

The symbol of Kusatsu harvests mineral deposits,  "flowers of sulfur". 4,600 liters every minute, 60 degrees hot water gushed out from this spring run through wooden pails for cooling down in order to be supplied to hotels. Wooden piles, flowers of sulfur, and hot water waterfall create impressive scenes of Kusatsu.

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KusatsuonsenKK, 広報担当マネージャー at Yubatake, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your comment. I noticed that you gave us a very low review (1 out of 5) but your comment is very positive and kind. Maybe you meant to rank 5 out of 5? Anyway, just checking. We do hope you will come again and visit us at Kusatsu Onsen. More 

libertyville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The outdoor hotsprings foot baths and the grand outdoor hotsprings are wonderful. The people are so friendly and nice. I can see why this is one of the best in Japan

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KusatsuonsenKK, 広報担当マネージャー at Yubatake, responded to this review

Thank you for recognizing the hospitality we try to convey at Kusatsu Onsen. We are so grateful for visitors from Japan and around the world making the trip to Kusatsu to enjoy all the healing and refreshing aspects of this area. We hope you can visit us again soon. Maybe in the Summer to enjoy the green walks in the... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Kusatsu onsen ranks the no. 1 hot spring resort in Japan. Yubatake, the hot water source, gathers the natural sulfuric spring water with acidity of pH2.1, flowing from Mt Shirane, with temperatures ranging between 50℃~95°C. Its natural water yield is at an impressive 32,300 litres per minute, making it the nation's most bountiful spring!

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KusatsuonsenKK, 広報担当マネージャー at Yubatake, responded to this review

It is truly a miraculous onsen area and we are so grateful for you pointing that out in your kind review. We very much look forward to welcoming you again. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This place is a must visit place when in Kusatsu-it is the symbol of Kusatsu Hot Spring. It is the source of hot springs that gush as much as 4,000 liters of hot water per min among clouds of rising steam. Here, you can take a stroll and relax while enjoying the exotic atmosphere of this unique town. Be sure... More 

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