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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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Yubatake is spectacular

Yubatake is spectacular. There's free foot bath which's great for winter. The Yubatake area surrounded by many shops and restaurants.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Yubatake is spectacular. There's free foot bath which's great for winter. The Yubatake area surrounded by many shops and restaurants.

Thank Thansara
Hong Kong
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112 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Nice place with smoking hot spring water oozing out from the source. Should go when in Kusatsu. There are lots of shops nearby too.

Thank Calvinta
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

If you want spend couple of days away from Tokyo, feeling nature and relaxed in hot bath, Kusatsu-Onsen must be one of your choice. You only need to ride highway bus, named 'Yumeguri-go', from Shinjuku-station bus terminal and in 4hrs, you will arrive to Kusatsu-Onsen(the last stop). There, you can experience very traditional Japanese hot spring village. People are walking... More 

1 Thank eIIie
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

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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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

5 Thank teebs2593
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111 reviews
53 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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464 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 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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112 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 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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54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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

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