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414 Kusatsu, Agatsuma-gun, Kusatsu-machi 377-1701, Gunma Prefecture
+81 279-88-3613
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Not just seeing, try it!

For Japanese people the song was familiar. Seeing the performance cooling down hot spring water... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Koto, Japan
Traditional "cooling"

Although this is a relatively short "performance" of Kusatsu's traditional method of stirring the... read more

Reviewed December 29, 2016
Tokyo, Japan
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414 Kusatsu, Agatsuma-gun, Kusatsu-machi 377-1701, Gunma Prefecture
+81 279-88-3613
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For Japanese people the song was familiar. Seeing the performance cooling down hot spring water was fun to see. We were at first in the upstairs looking people try the performance. We joined the performance and enjoyed it. You will get a little souvenir when...More

Thank Massamie
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...More

Thank Banda-in-Japan
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...More

Thank Apple_HK
Reviewed September 11, 2016

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...More

Thank RRla
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
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...More

Thank fanlisa
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
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...More

Thank cattychu
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
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...More

Thank geniegal
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