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Address: Kusatsu, Agatsuma-gun, Kusatsu-machi 377-1711 , Gunma Prefecture
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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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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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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130 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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. Good stop in Kusatsu. Can see parts of a traditional town still preserved.

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KusatsuonsenKK, 広報担当マネージャー at Yubatake, responded to this review

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. More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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134 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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.

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KusatsuonsenKK, 広報担当マネージャー at Yubatake, responded to this review

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! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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 other places Japan. If you are tired, you could have an onsen egg, or opt... More 

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KusatsuonsenKK, 広報担当マネージャー at Yubatake, responded to this review

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. More 

Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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 the day and night when they atmosphere is completely different. My favorite experience is wandering... More 

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KusatsuonsenKK, 広報担当マネージャー at Yubatake, responded to this review

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. It made Yubatake more attractive! Please come back and visit us again some time. More 

Seongnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Immediately upon arriving, Yubatake (the central source of the sulphrous hot spring water) sets it apart from any other onsen town. Yubatake is an attraction on its own with the hot water being distributed to town through the wooden containers.

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KusatsuonsenKK, 広報担当マネージャー at Yubatake, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about Yubatake! I'm glad you enjoyed the characteristical atmosphere of Yubatake. Please come back and visit us again some time. More 

Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Great natural spring in the city centre. Strong smell of sulphur. Surrounded by good restaurants and shops.

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KusatsuonsenKK, 広報担当マネージャー at Yubatake, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about Yubatake. We hope that you enjoyed Onsen! Please come back and visit us again some time. More 

Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a lovely "central square" of the tiny town of kusatsu. The hot water flows through the town here and is channeled into different viaducts for the various resorts around town. It is unique and cool to see but doesn't take more than 15 minutes to visit, more if you want to sit and soak your feet for a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Hmm, when we looked at the images on the Google Image or website, it looks so splendour and superb. But it is not as big as I thought it would be and definitely not as many waters. There are some like shown in my images but only on the lower part. Not on the upper part. The smell of sulfur... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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217 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Kusatsu's yubatake (hot water field) sits in the center of this hot springs down. Hot water from various sources around the town is channeled here to flow down wooden sluices, causing it to cool to a manageable temperature and also collecting minerals which are gathered to create healing bath salts. It's fascinating to watch the blue-green water flow, and also... More 

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Hong Kong
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102 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Seeing the abundant flow of onset water and the steam, one will get to know why this town is so famous for the onsen.

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