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Unique Traditional Onsen Town

Kusatsu a lovely unique traditional onsen town very Japanese. Yubatake lights up in the night is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
cooblue
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Singapore, Singapore
Unique location and wonderful history

Yubatake is a very unique place. It has not changed much in many years. The buildings and... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
wthinc
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Atascadero, California
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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Kusatsu, Kusatsu-machi, Agatsuma-gun 377-1711, Gunma Prefecture
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Kusatsu a lovely unique traditional onsen town very Japanese. Yubatake lights up in the night is charming with different colours of lights, look so mystery with smoke rising from the ground. Took a nice walk around Yubatake after onsen & dinner in hotel iichi. It's...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Yubatake is a very unique place. It has not changed much in many years. The buildings and businesses surrounding it has changed over the years. Plenty of “Omiyage Ya” souvenir shops with local items. Nice selection of restaurants.

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KusatsuonsenKK, 広報担当マネージャー at Yubatake, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thanks for visited to Kusatsu Onsen We are so glad to you spend a good time to Yubatake. Hope to you come again soon!

Reviewed 8 August 2018

Plenty of people standing around taking photographs, but I do not understand why? Not a lot to look at.

Thank Gary B
KusatsuonsenKK, マネージャー at Yubatake, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for visited to Kusatsu Onsen and thank you for posting your comment!

Reviewed 11 July 2018

Visited Kusatsu in the middle of our Japan trip. We had already did a lot of walking before we arrived and was so happy to see the hot foot baths. Ahhhhh……...

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KusatsuonsenKK, 広報担当マネージャー at Yubatake, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Thanks for visited to Kusatsu Onsen And I am so glad that you put it in foot bath! Did you have a good rest at Kusatsu Onsen? I hope so! Hope to you come again soon:)

Reviewed 3 June 2018

I have been here 3 times in the past and still find the sulfphuric smells of the onsen too much but after a while, one gets to momentarily forget about it and enjoy the other sights and sounds of this out of the way traditional...More

Thank eTaka
KusatsuonsenKK, 広報担当マネージャー at Yubatake, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thanks for visited to Kusatsu Onsen And Thank you for your wonderful comment! We are so glad to you spend a good time to Yubatake. Hope to you come again soon!

Reviewed 15 March 2018

It's impressive to see hot water fall. This is a must place to go when you visit Kusatsu. Very beautiful.

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KusatsuonsenKK, 広報担当マネージャー at Yubatake, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Thanks for visited to Kusatsu Onsen And Thank you for your wonderful comment!! We are so glad to you spend a good time to Kusatsu-onsen. Hope to you come again soon!

Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

The shots form this place going around the internet convinced me to visit Kusatsu Onsen and I'm glad I did. I owe my visit to this place for that

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KusatsuonsenKK, 広報担当マネージャー at Yubatake, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thanks for visited to Kusatsu Onsen and Yubatake. Hope to you come again sooooon!

Reviewed 7 March 2018

It provides us a view on how the extremely hot water is being 'harvested' for us to have great onsens bath. Very real and very impressive, with the sulfuric smell permeating the air.

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KusatsuonsenKK, 広報担当マネージャー at Yubatake, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thanks for visited to Kusatsu Onsen And Thank you for your wonderful comment!! We are so glad to you spend a good time to Yubatake Hope to you come again sooooon!

Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We visited Yubatake late in the evening. It was very interesting to see the sulphuric hot water flowing, which is the symbol of Kusatsu and the source of the nearby hotel’s onsen water. Really pretty in dark when the multicolored lights come on. Around this...More

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KusatsuonsenKK, 広報担当マネージャー at Yubatake, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write about Yubatake and light up. I hope to you have a wonderfl and fun time to Kusatsu onsen. We looking forward to welcoming you again so soon and you should stay here for a few days:)

Reviewed 29 October 2017

Kusatsu's heart and soul is centered around Yubatake, and it's such an interesting place to watch the super hot sulphur-smelling waters flow down from the active Mt Shirane. Viewing at night is great as the steam from the cooler evening and if you have rain...More

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KusatsuonsenKK, 広報担当マネージャー at Yubatake, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write about Yubatake. I hope to you have a wonderfl and fun time to Kusatsu onsen. We looking forward to welcoming you again so soon!

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Angelica Lomite... L
18 November 2017|
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Response from Nick_YOSHIDA |
I know it is too late to respond to you query. Anyway, If you are interested in visiting hot springs, I strongly recommend you to select certain part of Japan, such as Gumma, Nagano, and try to visit various spas in the... More
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18 November 2017|
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Response from KusatsuonsenKK | Property representative |
it's about 4 or 5 ours. You can take bus from Shinjuku or Shibuya, or train from Tokyo or Ueno. Yes, you shoud back to Tokyo. December is very cold. Sometimes it is snowing. Have a wonderful tirp! :)
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Response from Kristine H | Reviewed this property |
If you want to stay over night, its better to make a hotel reservation. But just for a day trip, the town is open at all time free of charge, as well as parks.
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