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Address: 414 Kusatsu, Agatsuma-gun, Kusatsu-machi 377-1701, Gunma Prefecture
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Traditional "cooling"

Although this is a relatively short "performance" of Kusatsu's traditional method of stirring the hot spring water to cool it to bathing temperature, it's interesting to watch and... read more

Reviewed December 29, 2016
Tokyo, Japan
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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2016

Although this is a relatively short "performance" of Kusatsu's traditional method of stirring the hot spring water to cool it to bathing temperature, it's interesting to watch and includes an audience participation segment, so if you're game, you can try it for yourself. Wielding a 6-foot long plank in such hot water is not as easy as it looks! The... More 

Thank Banda-in-Japan
Hong Kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed December 25, 2016

It was getting dark after 4pm when we got to Kusatsu so there is not much to do. We got the tickets for the last show of the day just because it was cold and raining. It tells the story of cooling the hot onsen water without diluting it with songs and dance. Not particularly impressive.

Thank Apple_HK
los angeles, CA
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Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Its an interesting show no doubt. U get to learn a little culture of cooling down the water the old fashion way and Also get to participate as well. There is also dance performance, albeit a little amateur. Wish the audience participation is a little longer. Just when one get the hang doing it, it's over.

Thank RRla
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 496 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2016

audience get to participate that is interesting just that the show has no translations. Need some research before you go is better.

Thank yrtx4e
Hong Kong, China
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2016

Start with little bit of Kusatsu yubatake history, sing and dance, they demonstrate on how Kusatsu-machi cools their hot spring. The interesting part is that guests get to participate in the stirring of the wooden plank to cool down the water. All volunteers were given a little certificate to take home at the end of the show.

Thank fanlisa
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2016

Demonstration about how the town cools their hot water which comes from the mountains (I think). Very cultural and interactive experience

Thank Julie L
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Pretty good show to see how the locals cooled down onsen water! You get to participate and receive a certificate afterwards as well. I would advise that you line up early for tickets and get in that line to enter the hall though. As there are only limited benches and standing for 20-30 mins will make the experience less enjoyable.

Thank cattychu
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2016

It looks so easy, but it not. You can listen to Japanese local songs, see dances and you can try to cool Onsen hot water.

Thank Yuko H
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2016

Yes, as others have said, this is a bit of cheesy tourist stuff but it is fun and not expensive. The ticket price is ¥600 so it is not going to break the bank. Enjoy it for what it is and you can have a go yourself. If you want to do this you will need to be in the... More 

Thank geniegal
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2015

Well choreographed performance that is worth a look. Yumomi is the traditional way to cool the spring water for people to bathe in. There are a few performance every day starting at 9:30 am.

Thank jaylowe

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