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Kusatsu Onsen

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Address: 3-9 Kusatsu, Agatsuma-gun, Nakanojo-machi 377-1700, Gunma Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 279-88-0800
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Great Onsen town

During my visit here, I stayed at 2 different hotels to get a better feel of this onsen town. It was worth it. I stayed at Nakazawa Village aka Hotel Village which was a western... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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Honolulu
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294 reviews 294 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

During my visit here, I stayed at 2 different hotels to get a better feel of this onsen town. It was worth it. I stayed at Nakazawa Village aka Hotel Village which was a western hotel. Then I spent a night at Kusatsu Hotel, a Japanese ryokan where dinner and breakfast were served in the room. They were at the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Kusatsu, located within Gunma prefecture, has a multitude of hot springs, both provided by the hotels or via public baths that charge Yen 500 per visit. Their iconic feature in the centre of town is the Yubatake, an open air hot spring with wooden panels to guide the water flow, etc... a great photography spot. The challenge is to catch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It ranks number 1 onsen in Japan and I totally agree with that. It was easy to get too and lot of attraction around it. Onsen is the best and during winter time when snowing, it was just like a dream to me.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

My family owns a condo here and I visit here regularly since I was young. I love the onsen here. You won't feel muscle pain after skiing all day and even night ski if you soak yourself in this water. Yobatake is very interesting and must see. After yubatake, you should take a walk to saino kawara.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

In my recent self-planned trip to Japan, I have included Kusatsu as one of the 'must-go' places. Took a train from Shinjuku to Ueno then transfer to a limitied train heading all the way to Naganoharakusatsu-guchi. From there we boarded a bus which headed all the way to my destination - Kusatsu. We checked into one of a local ryokan... More 

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La Mesa, CA.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

As a combined anniversary, her birthday and my birthday present to ourselves my wife and I went over to Kusatsu, one of Japan's more famous hot spring and onsen areas. Three days in all; $627 each for round trip express train ticket from Hachioji in western Tokyo. Note food service is not available on the train ride up so buy... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Kusatsu fills up with tourists from Tokyo during long holiday weekends. About half of the people strolling through town wear geta (those wooden platform-like sandals that go clickety-clack) and yukata (lightweight summer kimonos). And while the town, dominated by eye-sore architecture, is anything but charming, it has a vibe that will intoxicate you. Everybody's relaxed. Everyone has a smile on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

I was introduced to this wonderful place by my business associates. Many people from Tokyo visit Kusatsu Onsen especially on weekends. Strongly recommended for those who got less time to visit places of interest.

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Nagano
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

Kusatsu sounds similar to Kusai, which means smelly. As in sulfur smelly. This onsen water is the real deal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

I tried the free onsen right in front of the town center (yubotake?). This establishment is one of the 14 free onsen in the Kusatsu town. The onsen is not big but the environment is very unique. We stay there for half an hour just to throw hot onsen water onto ourselves (too hot to soak inside). The next onsen... More 

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