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Address: Kusatsu, Agatsuma-gun, Kusatsu-machi 377-1711 , Gunma Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 279880800
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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This is an eye opener for me and my wife. Very nice and warm to walk around. Never thought wooden pipe can sustain this kind of water flow and temperature. Applaud the Japanese... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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61 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an eye opener for me and my wife. Very nice and warm to walk around. Never thought wooden pipe can sustain this kind of water flow and temperature. Applaud the Japanese for this wonderful work.

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1 Thank Kibiibss
malaysia
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56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's true there is a strong sulphur smell near the yubatake but you get used to it after some time. The Yubatake is one of a kind here_ long sluices transporting hot water down stream and cooling it at the end. Lots of photo opportunities. The food here is very too.

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Thank DLkkkhee
SKAWASHiMa, Public Relations Manager at Yubatake, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review and we definitely agree, that you will get used to the smell after just a while. The warming steam is really something to experience. We hope we can welcome you back to Kusatsu onsen soon. More 

Hong Kong, China
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218 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

It's awe-inspiring literally. Tons and tons of hot spring water running. That's sure is a spectacle not-to-be-missed if you come to Kusatsu.

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Thank jaylowe
SKAWASHiMa, Public Relations Manager at Yubatake, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and we are so happy you enjoyed the hot water field (Yubatake) at Kusatsu Onsen. We wonder if you were able to do an "Ashi Yu" experience where you can warm your feet in the hot spring water? We hope to welcome you to Kusatsu again soon. More 

To-shima, Japan
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58 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The Yubatake is in the center of Kusatsu spa area. Incredible quantity of hot water comes out, 32300 litter per minutes, cooled down and devided to some hotels from Yubatake. Steam of hot water and sulfurous smell from Yubatake make us feel relax. In the evening time, Yubatake is lighted up and the view is very fantastic. Also you can... More 

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Thank loveinfinity100
SKAWASHiMa, Public Relations Manager at Yubatake, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are really happy you could enjoy the footbath and felt relaxed by the smell of the onsen water. One of the best things to do at night is to go and see the Yubatake area illuminated. Looking forward to seeing you again! More 

Hong Kong, China
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Beautiful places with lots of restuarants, shops, convenient store. Have experience in most of the famous Onsens in Japan and Kusatsu is definitely one of the most well organized one and with such a signature spot. Free footbath and onsen around, can absolutely make you in relaxing mood. More photos and travel tips in my Instagram @atoy.c

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3 Thank Anthony_Chow
SKAWASHiMa, Public Relations Manager at Yubatake, responded to this review

Thank you Anthony for taking the time to comment about Kusatsu Onsen Yubatake. We are very happy to hear that you liked it and thank you for mentioning the organization. We very much look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

San Diego
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75 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Everyone who goes to Kusatsu will visit the Yubatake. It is a beautiful scene with the hot spring and those wooden waterways leading to a little waterfall at the end. On a cold and wet September night, the whole area was just filled with lights and steam creating a surreal scene. When we got there, there weren't a lot of... More 

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SKAWASHiMa, Public Relations Manager at Yubatake, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. You are right that the Yubatake area is a great gathering place for visitors to Kusatsu and it does give a feel of community and life to the relaxing onsen town. Were you able to visit the Onsen museum as well? There is so much interesting history to Kusatsu. We look forward... More 

Hong Kong, China
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Huge onsen pool, u will be amazed about the volumn of spring water coming out from underground. The view at day n nught times are very different, both are very gorgeous. You may also enjoy the free onsen for your feet.

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Thank KK L
SKAWASHiMa, Public Relations Manager at Yubatake, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted you enjoyed the free onsen for your feet and could take in both day and night time views. We hope to welcome you to Kusatsu again soon. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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70 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The water temperature is really high, which is why they have long paths for it to flow on, so that it will cool down. It was raining when I went, so you could see the steam. Add the wet ground and it makes a very pretty picture. The smell of sulphur is really strong; might bother some people but I'm... More 

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SKAWASHiMa, Public Relations Manager at Yubatake, responded to this review

Ciramisu, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your lovely description of the steam and wet ground and hope you enjoyed your time at Kusatsu Onsen - we hope to receive you as a guest again in the future. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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137 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Here is the famous Yubatake fountain surrounded by plenty of shops and tourists. Good place to be accustomed to as it is right in the centre of town and is a good landmark.

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1 Thank Aaron C
SKAWASHiMa, Public Relations Manager at Yubatake, responded to this review

Aaron, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We hope you enjoyed viewing the hot water field (Yubatake) at Kusatsu Onsen. Were you able to do an "Ashi Yu" experience where you can warm your feet in the hot spring water? We hope to welcome you to Kusatsu again soon. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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180 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I think any visitor to Kusstsu onsen (hot spring) either for ski or hot spring will spend some time here so I would suggest spending at least half a day to cover the key attractions but also allow time for lunch or dinner in some of the more authentic local cuisines and shops selling souvenirs and local delicacies. Don’t worry... More 

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