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Thus is where the Yumomi is held. The performance was fun to watch but it could be better if some... read more

Reviewed March 9, 2018
Manila, Philippines
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Really interesting to see

I have never seen Yubatake before so it was really interesting. Very strong smell of sulphur but... read more

Reviewed June 15, 2017
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

The show looked great, but there is no English. It’s all spoken in Japanese. Still a good experience and pretty inexpensive.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank travellinggirl2701
Reviewed July 10, 2018

For a small fee, we were entertained with traditional song and dance and we were able to participate.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sak05
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the show and the education of this ritual the ladies were so nice and we actually participated in the tradition as well. Very much liked

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rjoyce6018
Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

Thus is where the Yumomi is held. The performance was fun to watch but it could be better if some of the narrations and the songs used have english translations since I'm the curious kind. But worth the watch nevertheless. I also regret not joining...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank justinea207
Reviewed July 16, 2017

There's a video with English subtitles that explains the history of "massaging" the water to cool it down so it could be used in the baths. Followed by a demonstration dance/song of this "massaging" along with an option for audience participation. It's fun, entertaining and...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Asterix135
Reviewed June 15, 2017

I have never seen Yubatake before so it was really interesting. Very strong smell of sulphur but not as strong as Hakone. The water is beautiful from all of the minerals, and there are some foot baths to enjoy while you are there. Lots of...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank beedzu
Reviewed May 10, 2017

For Japanese people the song was familiar. Seeing the performance cooling down hot spring water was fun to see. We were at first in the upstairs looking people try the performance. We joined the performance and enjoyed it. You will get a little souvenir when...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Massamie
Reviewed December 29, 2016

Although this is a relatively short "performance" of Kusatsu's traditional method of stirring the hot spring water to cool it to bathing temperature, it's interesting to watch and includes an audience participation segment, so if you're game, you can try it for yourself. Wielding a...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Banda-in-Japan
Reviewed December 25, 2016

It was getting dark after 4pm when we got to Kusatsu so there is not much to do. We got the tickets for the last show of the day just because it was cold and raining. It tells the story of cooling the hot onsen...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Apple_HK
Reviewed September 11, 2016

Its an interesting show no doubt. U get to learn a little culture of cooling down the water the old fashion way and Also get to participate as well. There is also dance performance, albeit a little amateur. Wish the audience participation is a little...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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