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Address: Kusatsu, Agatsuma-gun, Kusatsu-machi 377-1711 , Gunma Prefecture
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+81 77-552-3040
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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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A special atmosphere that is truly unique

I gave Yubatake a 5-star review as it is a place with a special atmosphere that is unique and unpretentious. There's not actually much to do here other then wander round, take... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I gave Yubatake a 5-star review as it is a place with a special atmosphere that is unique and unpretentious. There's not actually much to do here other then wander round, take photos and soak in the atmosphere. And it's definitely worth visiting during both the day and night when they atmosphere is completely different. My favorite experience is wandering... More 

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Seongnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Immediately upon arriving, Yubatake (the central source of the sulphrous hot spring water) sets it apart from any other onsen town. Yubatake is an attraction on its own with the hot water being distributed to town through the wooden containers.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Great natural spring in the city centre. Strong smell of sulphur. Surrounded by good restaurants and shops.

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KusatsuonsenKK, 広報担当マネージャー at Yubatake, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about Yubatake. We hope that you enjoyed Onsen! Please come back and visit us again some time. More 

Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a lovely "central square" of the tiny town of kusatsu. The hot water flows through the town here and is channeled into different viaducts for the various resorts around town. It is unique and cool to see but doesn't take more than 15 minutes to visit, more if you want to sit and soak your feet for a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Hmm, when we looked at the images on the Google Image or website, it looks so splendour and superb. But it is not as big as I thought it would be and definitely not as many waters. There are some like shown in my images but only on the lower part. Not on the upper part. The smell of sulfur... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Kusatsu's yubatake (hot water field) sits in the center of this hot springs down. Hot water from various sources around the town is channeled here to flow down wooden sluices, causing it to cool to a manageable temperature and also collecting minerals which are gathered to create healing bath salts. It's fascinating to watch the blue-green water flow, and also... More 

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Seeing the abundant flow of onset water and the steam, one will get to know why this town is so famous for the onsen.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Small town, long distance travel from tokyo. Come for a day trip. Worth the time and spend some time to soak in onsen.

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KusatsuonsenKK, 広報担当マネージャー at Yubatake, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your comment. Yes, we are very happy to be an excellent get-away location for people in Tokyo or from overseas. We very much look forward to your next visit. More 

Tokyo, Japan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

The symbol of Kusatsu harvests mineral deposits,  "flowers of sulfur". 4,600 liters every minute, 60 degrees hot water gushed out from this spring run through wooden pails for cooling down in order to be supplied to hotels. Wooden piles, flowers of sulfur, and hot water waterfall create impressive scenes of Kusatsu.

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KusatsuonsenKK, 広報担当マネージャー at Yubatake, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your comment. I noticed that you gave us a very low review (1 out of 5) but your comment is very positive and kind. Maybe you meant to rank 5 out of 5? Anyway, just checking. We do hope you will come again and visit us at Kusatsu Onsen. More 

libertyville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The outdoor hotsprings foot baths and the grand outdoor hotsprings are wonderful. The people are so friendly and nice. I can see why this is one of the best in Japan

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KusatsuonsenKK, 広報担当マネージャー at Yubatake, responded to this review

Thank you for recognizing the hospitality we try to convey at Kusatsu Onsen. We are so grateful for visitors from Japan and around the world making the trip to Kusatsu to enjoy all the healing and refreshing aspects of this area. We hope you can visit us again soon. Maybe in the Summer to enjoy the green walks in the... More 

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