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Yubatake (Hot Water Field)

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Address: Kusatsu, Agatsuma-gun, Kusatsu-machi 377-1711 , Gunma Prefecture
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Description: The bubbling yubatake spring is the highlight destination of the Kusatsu...
The bubbling yubatake spring is the highlight destination of the Kusatsu Onsen resort area.
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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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Singapore, Singapore
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

It is a nice gathering place, a very lively place. It was snowing and a little windy when I strolled around there, yet, there were many people around. Many restaurants, souvenir shops and other confectionaries for your sweet tooth along the SainoKawara street. Sainokawara goes up to Kusatsu Hotel and the entrance to Sainokawara park.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is very impressive... you can see the onsen water flowing down, like small waterfall, and you can smell the onsen water. This 'landmark' that you should not miss if you visit Kusatsu - one of the top 3 famous onsen in Japan. :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Beautiful 'most go' spot, lots of great photo ops, small foot bath attracts plenty of people, shops line the plaza, traffic around is mellow. But they are rebuilding the main bath house there (to be re-opened spring 2015) and hence the area has a bit of a construction site feel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

From seeing it in the travel guides, I was dubious about the Yubatake. It didn't seem like it would add much. I think I was wrong. The Yubatake acts as a sort of Town Square for Kusatsu onsen town. Other onsens towns I've been to have felt unfocused and very private, with people spending most of the time in their... More 

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

The hot water field is a nice photo stop, but the challenge is to wait in between before snapping that shot, because the atmospheric 'smoke' is not controllable nor predictable. The temperature and winds play a part and the clarity of the sky and lightings vary. Initial impression is that there is nothing much to capture, as it basically was... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Yubatake is the center of Kusatsu, a large open air onsen structure, though you can't go in the water. It has the distinctive onsen smell, I think it might be sulfur? Well let's just say you're not going there for the fragrance but I didn't find it particularly offensive. We went on a very cold and snowy day so hanging... More 

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