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Kusatsu Onsen

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Address: 3-9 Kusatsu, Agatsuma-gun, Kusatsu-machi 377-1711, Gunma Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 279-88-0800
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Lovely town

The town was great with the central area dominated by the flowing hot water. Great for photo opportunities. Great park just on the edge of town and no shortage of places to eat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2016
Terry B
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

The town was great with the central area dominated by the flowing hot water. Great for photo opportunities. Great park just on the edge of town and no shortage of places to eat. Do avoid the local zoo though it's just a very sad smelly prison for animals.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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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.

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Hong Kong
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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.

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Tokyo
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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 

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4 attraction reviews
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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.

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Singapore
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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 

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Athens
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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.

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Sydney, Australia
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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 

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Honolulu
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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 

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Singapore, Singapore
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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 

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