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Address: Kusatsu, Agatsuma-gun, Kusatsu-machi 377-1711 , Gunma Prefecture
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Kusatsu is recognized along with Gero and Arima as one of Japan's three...

Kusatsu is recognized along with Gero and Arima as one of Japan's three most famous hot spring resorts. The Yubatake (Hot Water field) is a central meeting and sightseeing spots in Kusatsu Onsen. This is the source water field for the bubbling Onsen water supplied throughout Kusatsu village. An abundant quality of hot water with a strong acidity of pH2.1, gives the water strong anti-bacterial powers with superior therapeutic and spiritual qualities, and has attracted many people for hundreds of years. The Yubatake (hot water field) is the symbol of Kusatsu Hot Spring. Located in the center of the spa resort, Yubatake is the source of hot springs that gush some 4,000 liters of hot water per minute amid clouds of rising steam. This so-called "hot water field" is surrounded by a promenade made of ceramic roof tiles and there is even a bench in the shape of Mt. Shirane, a nearby volcano. Here, visitors can stroll after taking a bath and relax while enjoying the unusual and very warming atmosphere of this unrivaled resort.

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Lovely town centre area which is very different from anything else I have encountered. Great place for people watching.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Graham067
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Bathurst, Australia
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Bathurst, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely town centre area which is very different from anything else I have encountered. Great place for people watching.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's is a big hot spring water flow surrounded by small shops, restaurants, and hotels. It is good for short walk, but due to strong surfer smell, as you would expect, I could not stay around for long.

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hong kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

A little onsen town with many shops. It is a historical site having many famous persons came and visit. Little onsen town but the onsen is so great! Worth to come and spent 2-3 hours here.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

It's amazing. You will never get tired of it. Sometimes clear, sometimes smoky, sometimes hot, sometimes windy, sometimes strong & smelly, sometimes just gentle like river... No matter it is day time or night time, sunny or cloudy, you will can feel it with different mood. Very nice neighborhood also.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Spent 1 night in kusatsu - I would recommend coming to check Yubatake during the day and night, beautifully lit up! I would highly recommend spending 1-2 nights in Kusatsu

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Thank Julie L
New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Duck out of Tokyo to the clean mountain air. The train ride is half the fun. Scenic and easy to navigate. Went to an onsen in town while there to avoid the tourism. Amazing place

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

The Yubatake is amazing. Right in the centre of town, this boiling, steaming, open hot water field. We first saw it in the rain and it was under a cover of steam. The next day it was cloudy but no rain so not as much steam about. We went back at night as as the temperature dropped the steam increased.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This so-called "hot spring field" allows you to see what the water that fills all the baths around town looks like in its natural state. It is pretty striking as is the smell of sulphur that fills the area. This is the center of Kusatsu, with lots of shops and restaurants around. You can't come here and not see this!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Here's the source of the Kusatsu hot spring where is fantastic and mysterious atmosphere.They have lots of shops which is great for souvenirs.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

This is an eye opener for me and my wife. Very nice and warm to walk around. Never thought wooden pipe can sustain this kind of water flow and temperature. Applaud the Japanese for this wonderful work.

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SKAWASHiMa, Public Relations Manager at Yubatake, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comment and we are so happy you had a great time at Kusatsu! You are right, it is amazing that the wooden structures can handle such varying temperatures. We hope to welcome you back again soon! More 

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