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Yubatake (Hot Water Field)

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Address: Kusatsu, Agatsuma-gun, Kusatsu-machi 377-1711 , Gunma Prefecture
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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place that you cannot miss

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2014
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Hong Kong, China
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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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Hanoi, Vietnam
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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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Edmonton, Canada
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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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Singapore
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

It was interesting to visit the famous yubatake, watch the flowing emerald water and also stop by the little shops in the area.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The Yubatake is quite an impressive hot water field right in the middle of Kusatsu. Lots of hot water and H2S right there for everyone to enjoy. It is possible to "enjoy" the amenity from a coffee shop just a few feet away! The water flows through a complex wooden construction and is focused in a small waterfall. Lots of... More 

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Kawasaki, Japan
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This large onsen is very beautiful in the city center, but smell really bad. Because the water contains hydrogen.Around big onsen have small baths for foot. At night time look onsen very cool!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is one of the most interesting man-made structure that i have seen blended with the forces of nature. On arrival, you will smell a poignant sulfuric scent, something like half-boiled eggs. The structure here presents for a good setting to take nice photos and there is also an area where you can soak your legs in the super hot... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

The hot spring was amazing to see, and the foot bath was nice. Besides souvenir shopping, and a shrine, there's a show for 500 yen to see the traditional way to cool the hot spring water.

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