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Yubatake

Kusatsu, Kusatsu-machi, Agatsuma-gun 377-1711, Gunma Prefecture
+81 77-552-3040
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Walked from our hotel to Yubatake (Hot Spring Field). It's a nice place to visit and besides... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
kcslchin
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Singapore, Singapore
Unique experience you can't get anywhere else!

It was really interesting to see the onsen farm in the city center! It's even better and feels... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
clocher23
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Canada
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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 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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“hot water” (12 reviews)
“hot spring” (11 reviews)
“onsen town” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Kusatsu, Kusatsu-machi, Agatsuma-gun 377-1711, Gunma Prefecture
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+81 77-552-3040
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Walked from our hotel to Yubatake (Hot Spring Field). It's a nice place to visit and besides seeing the Yubatake and smelling the sulphuric waters and seeing the steam rising from the hot waters, can visit the many shops surrounding the Yubatake, visit the buddhist...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was really interesting to see the onsen farm in the city center! It's even better and feels mysterious at night with all the lighting!

Thank clocher23
KusatsuonsenKK, 広報担当マネージャー at Yubatake, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your posting. We are glad to read you enjoyed Yubatake. I was interested you described Yubatake as onsen farm! Because the word "Yubatake" means onsen field in Japanese! We looking forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

literally the only thing you can do in Kusatsu but its amazing. Im never seen anything like this... free flowing onsen organized in channels. must see

Thank kangster2016
KusatsuonsenKK, 広報担当マネージャー at Yubatake, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write about Kusatsu onsen here. We are so happy you enjoyed Yubatake and the flowing of onsen! We appreciate you very much and hope we can serve you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved it! I'd never seen anything like this before. During the day, it was gorgeous; at night, very spooky. Would definitely recommend stopping by. Just a warning- the smell of sulfur is extremely strong (I didn't mind it).

Thank Yui I
KusatsuonsenKK, 広報担当マネージャー at Yubatake, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your posting! We are so happy you enjoyed the various aspects of Yubatake! We hope we can welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 15 September 2017

The center of town surrounded by restaurants and shops. Keep in mind that some restaurants may be closed between 3pm-5pm/6pm while preparing for dinner. There's even a nice 7-11 convenience store. The view of the water going down is amazing, its so teal. It smells...More

Thank patrykn558
KusatsuonsenKK, 広報担当マネージャー at Yubatake, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 6 August 2017

The large hotspring with water piped down wooden slats is unusual and visually interesting. Surrounding the hot spring are onsen hotels and restaurants. Very atmospheric throughout the day with the steam from the hot spring water creating a mysterious air.

Thank perlin310
KusatsuonsenKK, 広報担当マネージャー at Yubatake, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to give us your comment and beautiful pictures. Did you have wonderful time at Kusatsu-Onsen? We hope so. We looking forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 26 April 2017

Didn't expect much from it as it's just a large natural hot spring. However, they made it more accessible by placing walkways and bridges over it for unique view points. Best viewed on a sunny day. Beware of the smell if the wind changes directions....More

2  Thank risxlene
KusatsuonsenKK, 広報担当マネージャー at Yubatake, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to give us your comment. We are glad that you enjoyed walkways and bridges around Yubatake, a characteristic sight, and the traditional atmosphere. We very much look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

The impressive large hotspring was located at the center of the town. You can smelt sulfur gas in this area. Around yubatake, there are many variety shop such as art and food. Your can spent all one day at this town.

Thank Hwasal
KusatsuonsenKK, 広報担当マネージャー at Yubatake, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write about Yubatake. I'm so glad to you like KUsatsu-Onsen and Yubatake. I hope to you will back here so soon! Thank you again!

Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

This charming little onsen town is only two hours away from Tokyo. Though it's quite commercial, the onsen culture has been kept and attracts millions of people each year. Walking around the down center's commercial steers, you could find arts and crafts from local and...More

2  Thank Kristine H
KusatsuonsenKK, 広報担当マネージャー at Yubatake, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write about Yubatake and Thank you for explaining about Kusatsu. Your writing is full of love for Kusatsu-Onsen. I do love it! I'm look looking forward to you come again here! Thank you again.

Reviewed 22 March 2017

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...More

Thank AndrewShuttleworth
KusatsuonsenKK, 広報担当マネージャー at Yubatake, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write about Yubatake and give a 5-star review! I'm glad you enjoyed the special atmosphere of Yubatake, wondering with Yukata and Geta, puplic hot spring, and so on. The lighting illumination of Yubatake was renewed in last December....More

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Passion4Travl
28 September 2017|
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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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Maventy
4 February 2017|
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Response from RRla | Reviewed this property |
There is no direct way to get there if you don't drive. See below extract from Japan Guide website. By train and bus via Naganohara Trains travel as far as Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi Station, from where there are JR buses to... More
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petkana
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Response from dor66 | Reviewed this property |
Take train to Takasaki, change train to Naganohara Kusatsuguchi, then bus to Kusatsu
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