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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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3D2N Trip to Kusatsu Onsen from Tokyo (5-7Aug)

My wife and I decided to make a trip to Kusatsu Onsen during our trip to Tokyo as we saw that it was rated as the number 1 onsen in Japan for more than 10 years in a row. To get... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pretty mixed review food was good, onsen's were interesting though generally the town doesn't like children. Sweeping generalization I know though I would not recommend coming here with young children.

Thank Michael C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My wife and I decided to make a trip to Kusatsu Onsen during our trip to Tokyo as we saw that it was rated as the number 1 onsen in Japan for more than 10 years in a row. To get to Kusatsu Onsen, we decided to go by shinkensen so we bought the 3D Kanto Region Pass which cost... More 

2 Thank teebs2593
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111 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

It seems that most people that like kusatsu most probably have arthritis. We could not visit the volcano cause there was no bus line due to fear of eruption. Also the city didn't seem it had anything to offer other than ryokans with spas.

2 Thank biribilis
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

If you're into natural hot springs and lovely ryokans, this is a place to visit when next in Japan. Its got high quality natural hot spring water that is used by many of the onsen hotels and boutique ryokans. The town is known for the 'yubatake' or hot water field in the town centre where the natural spring water is... More 

1 Thank Ralph M
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452 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
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 

Thank DYA717
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 

1 Thank Mei O
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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.

5 Thank Cckuririn
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.

5 Thank mariellichan
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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 

7 Thank Liichong
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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 

5 Thank Ted C

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