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Address: Kusatsu, Agatsuma-gun, Kusatsu-machi 377-1711 , Gunma Prefecture
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Phone Number: +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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Kusatsu onsen ranks the no. 1 hot spring resort in Japan. Yubatake, the hot water source, gathers the natural sulfuric spring water with acidity of pH2.1, flowing from Mt Shirane... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kusatsu onsen ranks the no. 1 hot spring resort in Japan. Yubatake, the hot water source, gathers the natural sulfuric spring water with acidity of pH2.1, flowing from Mt Shirane, with temperatures ranging between 50℃~95°C. Its natural water yield is at an impressive 32,300 litres per minute, making it the nation's most bountiful spring!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This place is a must visit place when in Kusatsu-it is the symbol of Kusatsu Hot Spring. It is the source of hot springs that gush as much as 4,000 liters of hot water per min among clouds of rising steam. Here, you can take a stroll and relax while enjoying the exotic atmosphere of this unique town. Be sure... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Yubatake really gives off the authentic feeling of staying at an Onsen town with the clouds of steam, smell of sulfur and running water. Where this attraction really shines is at night, when the streets are quiet and lights shine through the steam of the Yubatake; watching this was almost like being in a trance. The steam is also... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This trip were arranged by one of my friend, we went there on 13/9/16. Surprising awesome with the cool weather, shops all along with nice local dessert. 草津温泉 Kusatsu Oncen,Yubatake (湯畑=hot springs field) is the landmark in Kusatsu. Worth the trip.

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los angeles, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This is the main attraction at Kusatsu and the reason for the visit. One never gets tired of looking at the sight. Day and night. Its one of its kind of all the onsen town in Japan. Its the center of the town and all shopping and eating eastablishment are around the yubatake. I would recommend staying at least 2... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

It would be hard to miss this large cooling facility because it is in the heart of the town and it helps cool the natural spring from 50-95 degrees C to a more comfortable 42 as the waters pass over the wooden sluices.

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

Thank you kindly for your review of the Yubatake at Kusatsu Onsen. We are happy that you felt comfortable with the water temperature and we look forward to you coming back as we have wonderful festivals and activities throughout the year. More 

Bathurst, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

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

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about this very unique Japan destination. We do hope you will be back to enjoy the seasons as the adorn the area with color and excitement. More 

Los Angeles, CA Area
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

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

Thank you for doing your write up here. You are right that the smell can be quite strong but once you become accustomed to it, it begins to fill you with warmth and make you feel a type of comfort in this very unique area of Japan. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 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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KusatsuonsenKK, Public Relations Manager at Yubatake, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for your excellent write up. We hope you will be able to come and spend a few days sometime during the year as the hot spring is very unique and can really rejuvenate the skin. More 

Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 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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KusatsuonsenKK, Public Relations Manager at Yubatake, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about our unique location. We are so happy you appreciated how beautiful the steam and colors of the Yubatake can be. Please come back and visit us again some time. More 

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