Kusatsu Onsen is located in Kusatsu-cho, Agatsuma District, Gunma Prefecture, and is one of the three best hot spring in Japan. And in winter, you can also enjoy skiing at Kusatsu Onsen Ski Resort.
It can be reached from Tokyo by train or bus, which takes about 3.5hours.

Limited Express Kusatsu
Limited Express Kusatsu

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Yubatake (hot water fields)

Yubatake at Kusatsu Onsen

One of the most iconic tourist attractions in Kusatsu Onsen is Yubatake.
At Yubatake, the source of Kusatsu Onsen, which boasts Japan’s largest hot spring water output, is constantly flowing and can be seen billowing up a cloud of steam.
There are many restaurants and souvenir shops in the vicinity, making it a must-visit spot.

Kusatsu Onsen light up
Yubatake Light up

The area is illuminated at night, creating a fantastic atmosphere, so a night stroll is also recommended.


Yumomi performed at Kusatsu Onsen

At Atsunoyu, located near Yubata, visitors can watch a yumomi show.
Yumomi was conceived to lower the temperature of Kusatsu Onsen hot spring water, which is nearly 50 degrees Celsius, to a temperature at which bathing is possible without adding water.

Specifically, the temperature is lowered by placing a wooden paddle approximately 180cm in length into the hot spring source and rubing the hot water.

Sainokawara Park

Sainokawara Park

On the west side of Yubatake is Sainokawara Park, where the hot spring water gushes out and flows like a river.
In addition to the Kusatsu Anamori Inari Shrine in the park, visitors can also enjoy a footbath.
The Sainokawara Park is also illuminated at night.

Kusatsu Anamori Inari Shrine
Kusatsu Anamori Inari Shrine

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Kusatsu Onsen (草津温泉)


Kusatsu-cho, Agatsuma District, Gunma 377-1711 (Yubatake)


The main means of transportation from Tokyo is by train or bus.
By train, take the Limited Express Kusatsu from Ueno or Akabane Station to Naganoharakusatsuguchi Station, and then take a bus to the Kusatsu Onsen Bus Terminal.
By bus, the JR BUS KANTO Expressway Bus departs from Tokyo Station or Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal (Busta Shinjuku) and takes you to the Kusatsu Onsen Bus Terminal.


Kusatsu Onsen Bus Terminal
JR BUS KANTO Expressway Bus

JR Naganoharakusatsuguchi Station
Limited Express Kusatsu
Agatsuma Line