Kusatsu Onsen Otaki no Yu

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Kusatsu Onsen Otaki no Yu
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RRla
los angeles, CA172 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
Although our hotel has its own hot springs, we wanted to try out other onsen in Kusatsu. The visitor center advised us the 3 paid onsen to visit as well as the free ones. Decided to buy the 3 onsen package which save one a few hundred yen. While the Saigonawara is the outdoor bath only and Goza is the indoor bath only, orakinoyo offer both indoor and outdoor bath. It also has a sauna and a special bath on the lower level with different temperature. If you have only one choice, I would recommend Otakiyonu.
Written September 12, 2016
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michi123456
Bangkok, Thailand1,091 contributions
Oct 2013 • Solo
This spa is large, very clean, and loved by local and tourist. The quality of Onsen is excellent since the spa locates quite near the spring. An outside bath is super nice, especially snow season! Around the bath, many things are covered by snow. It is so romantic!

The spa has renovated at the end of Dec. 2012. After the renovation, we have a time-limit spa not only shared but only for female. Probably you can get a discounted coupon or buy discounted ticket at your hotel, B&B etc. in Kusatsu.
Written November 1, 2013
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GintamaZ
California2,736 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
During our stay at Kusatsu, our hotel does have its own onsen.

However, this is an experience not to be missed.

They have Awaseyu, and outdoor onsen.

The indoor wooden onsen- awaseyu has different water temperature.

The place is clean with inside restaurant and rentable private onsen bath.
Written January 3, 2018
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thelonious22
Seongnam4,373 contributions
Mar 2017 • Solo
Otakino-yu is another popular onsen near the town center known for its indoor area with five small pools of increasing temperature that you are supposed to gradually move through with the hottest one at an unbearable 48 degrees.
Written March 18, 2017
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Susan B
Chicago, IL119 contributions
Apr 2016 • Solo
Although my hotel, like everyone in kusatsu, had a hot spring bath, I wanted to try some other ones and was told that this was the best "day spa" (there are several). For 900 yen, you can enjoy a big warm bath, an outside bath, a cold bath, a sauna, and what is called "awase-yu," a series of baths with varying temperatures. The hottest of htese is really hot--a lot of Japanese women couldn't take it and I could only manage about 30 seconds of full immersion at a time. There is also a restaurant, a snack bar, and some massage chairs. I spent 3 hours here, bathing and resting, and really got my money's worth. I was told it gets very crowded on weekends and holidays, but I went on a Monday and it was fine. Highly recommended.
Written April 25, 2016
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Yaera
Europe60 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Good 'super sentou' style onsen, with inside baths, outside baths, sauna and 'awase-yu': smaller bathtubs with different temperatures (39 - 46 degrees, best tried in that order to get used to the higher temperatures).

All baths are separated male/female. The men's Awase-yu is a little trip to the basement from the men's main bath and sauna. This can be done either outside (naked) or inside (clothed). There is a Japanese-style lounge area to rest after or between baths. Towels as well as in-house clothing can be rented optionally.

In the cafetaria, try the 'wafuu pafue' or 'Japanese style parfait' with special soft ice cream and elements of a typical Japanese desert. There are all kinds of drinks available, including low-priced ones from vending machines.

Enjoy!
Written December 26, 2019
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Victor K
Hong Kong, China448 contributions
Jan 2018
Located about 5 minutes walk from Yubatake, offering two indoor onsen and an outdoor onsen with 2 pools. One of the indoor onsen has 6 pools in different temperatures. Quite challenging and good fun. We were very glad with our choices.
Written January 1, 2018
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VagabondChimp
Sapporo, Japan36 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
I am a big onsen fan and this place was not a let down. There are basically 3 parts to the onsen. There is the upper inside bath, which is also the washing area; then you go outside to a series of rotenburo; and then finally there is a lower indoor area, which has the traditional "Awase-yu", where you dip in multiple pools which slowly increase in temperature.

The minerals in the water felt great and all of the pools seemed quite clean. I loved the Awase-yu room; it was all wooden and really made you feel like you had been transported back in time. My only peeves with the onsen were that the view from the rotenburo (outside pools) overlooked a parking lot and wasn't so nice on the mens' side and my other peeve is having to pay for a clothes locker...I wish they would just do the deposit like many other onsens, where you put in a 100 yen coin and get it back when you leave. Overall though, I really enjoyed this onsen and the general atmosphere of the town of Kustatsu as well.
Written March 6, 2017
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Deja C
Melbourne, Australia26 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
I had read somewhere that this is a mixed gender onsen. No longer. There is now a separate section for women only. I went there with my wife thinking at last we would beable to enjoy an onsen together instead of with stangers. It is now just like any other onsen at hotels.
Written February 8, 2017
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Mark S
New York, United States42 contributions
May 2016 • Business
This is a great place. But if you haven't been to another onsen, but be a good idea to try one that has more international traffic. You must be very comfortable being naked and around others. To the point where you are visible to passers by while outside. Which is by far the best part.

They have the spas downstairs which goes in order of temperature. But I couldn't bear the hottest. Felt Rejuvenated and ready for the train back to Tokyo and a week of work. Point of reference, this is one of the onsen that separates man and women. So westerners may feel more comfortable.

Advice- you are not supposed to bring in the large towel into the baths.
Written May 6, 2016
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