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Kusatsu Onsen

3-9 Kusatsu, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma Prefecture 377-1700, Japan
+81 279-88-0800
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Onsen Resorts
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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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69 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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Jurong East, null, Singapore
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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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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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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hong kong
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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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