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Best public onsen

During our stay at Kusatsu, our hotel does have its own onsen. However, this is an experience not... read more

Reviewed January 2, 2018
Must visit

Located about 5 minutes walk from Yubatake, offering two indoor onsen and an outdoor onsen with 2... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2018
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2 Jan 2018
“Best public onsen”
1 Jan 2018
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596-13 Kusatsu, Kusatsu-machi, Agatsuma-gun 377-1711, Gunma Prefecture
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Reviewed January 2, 2018

During our stay at Kusatsu, our hotel does have its own onsen. However, this is an experience not to be missed. They have Awaseyu, and outdoor onsen. The indoor wooden onsen- awaseyu has different water temperature. The place is clean with inside restaurant and rentable...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

Located about 5 minutes walk from Yubatake, offering two indoor onsen and an outdoor onsen with 2 pools. One of the indoor onsen has 6 pools in different temperatures. Quite challenging and good fun. We were very glad with our choices.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank vrkung
Reviewed March 17, 2017

Otakino-yu is another popular onsen near the town center known for its indoor area with five small pools of increasing temperature that you are supposed to gradually move through with the hottest one at an unbearable 48 degrees.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank thelonious22
Reviewed March 6, 2017

I am a big onsen fan and this place was not a let down. There are basically 3 parts to the onsen. There is the upper inside bath, which is also the washing area; then you go outside to a series of rotenburo; and then...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed February 8, 2017

I had read somewhere that this is a mixed gender onsen. No longer. There is now a separate section for women only. I went there with my wife thinking at last we would beable to enjoy an onsen together instead of with stangers. It is...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Deja C
Reviewed September 11, 2016

Although our hotel has its own hot springs, we wanted to try out other onsen in Kusatsu. The visitor center advised us the 3 paid onsen to visit as well as the free ones. Decided to buy the 3 onsen package which save one a...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place. But if you haven't been to another onsen, but be a good idea to try one that has more international traffic. You must be very comfortable being naked and around others. To the point where you are visible to passers...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Mark S
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Although my hotel, like everyone in kusatsu, had a hot spring bath, I wanted to try some other ones and was told that this was the best "day spa" (there are several). For 900 yen, you can enjoy a big warm bath, an outside bath,...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Susan B
Reviewed March 12, 2014

The best part of it is the 1st floor wooden bath where temperature gradually goes up, 38-42-44-45-46 degrees (Centigrade). The bath shifts (men/women) so check the schedule. A great experience, not to be missed!

Date of experience: April 2013
Thank Gaikokujin P
Reviewed November 1, 2013

This spa is large, very clean, and loved by local and tourist. The quality of Onsen is excellent since the spa locates quite near the spring. An outside bath is super nice, especially snow season! Around the bath, many things are covered by snow. It...More

Date of experience: October 2013
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