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Review of Yubatake

Yubatake
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Maroochydore
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“hot waters”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

interesting-I had not visited an onsen town before and loved the way Yubatake was the centre of the town and activities

Visited June 2013
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SKAWASHiMa, Public Relations Manager at Yubatake, responded to this review, March 24, 2016
Thank you so much for your comment and you have given us some important feedback about what makes Kusatsu Onsen special. You are right that the Yubatake serves as an excellent center of activity. Hope to see you again.
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Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews
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“An eye-opener”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

Have never seen a hot water field before, so it's quite an eye-opener. The free hand-spa and foot-bath around the area are added bonus to this place.

Visited May 2013
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SKAWASHiMa, Public Relations Manager at Yubatake, responded to this review, March 24, 2016
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at Kusatsu Onsen. We look forward to serving you again soon and really appreciate your feedback.
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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110 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Great part of a Nagano/Gunma road trip”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

Great driving loop is to go to Karuizawa, Onioshidashi Volcano Park, Kusatsu Onsen, Shirane Mtn, Jigokundani Monkey Park, then back through Nagano City, Chikuma and Ueda back to Karuizawa

Visited May 2013
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SKAWASHiMa, Public Relations Manager at Yubatake, responded to this review, March 24, 2016
Wow, thank you so much for your great advice and we think you are exactly right. When you visited all those places, how long did you spend? We hope you can come and visit us again soon.
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“Must go, if you are already at kusatsu.”
Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

During winter there in February, the place with warm mist can help you a bit to get away from cold weather. The foot onsen is free for you to try. A must go place, If you is already there as it's a landmark of the town.

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SKAWASHiMa, Public Relations Manager at Yubatake, responded to this review, March 24, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to write your response. We really appreciate it. Hope to see you again soon at Kusatsu Onsen.
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Foot bath -- MUST try!”
Reviewed April 30, 2012

I like the foot bath! Water is super hot but comfortable after a while! haha......

Visited December 2011
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SKAWASHiMa, Public Relations Manager at Yubatake, responded to this review, March 24, 2016
Thank you for writing your feedback. Yes, you are right that it is super hot at first but once you get used to it, it is a really nice feeling. Hope to see you again soon.
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