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Kusatsu Onsen

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Address: 3-9 Kusatsu, Agatsuma-gun, Kusatsu-machi 377-1711, Gunma Prefecture
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Very strong onsen

Kusatsu onsen is very famous and indeed very strong, compared to others I've been in Japan. Be careful not to let it get into your eyes as it may hurt a bit! The best is to get... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sophia M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Kusatsu onsen is very famous and indeed very strong, compared to others I've been in Japan. Be careful not to let it get into your eyes as it may hurt a bit! The best is to get into onsen after skiing

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Thank Sophia M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At Kusatsu you can find several public onsens both indoor and outdoor. You have to pay few hundreds yens to enjoy the hot bath and also pay extra for towel. Unlike onsens in the hotels, some public onsens do not have shower, people only go to dip themselves in hot bath and wipe dry. If you don't want to pay... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Cutest japanese public bath city that is surrounded by little mountains. It is like being in another world. You will walk the city (that is just 3 miles in radius) in your getta and yukata during the day. At night, find a a corner ,smell the mild sulfur and enjoy the pretty scenic mini city view. Eggs boiled in calderon,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The smell of sulphur is everywhere in this little town but you get used to it after a while. The main square is at Yubatake, which is surrounded by some interesting shops and a couple of onsen hotels. It's within walking distance to the bus terminal.

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1 Thank Lotuspocus
Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely time walking around Kusatsu. There are plenty of restaurants, shops and cafes to wander in and out of. It was really cool to see the source of the hot springs and dip our feet in the foot hot water bath beside the main hot spring pond.

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1 Thank ksinwonderland
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

The town was great with the central area dominated by the flowing hot water. Great for photo opportunities. Great park just on the edge of town and no shortage of places to eat. Do avoid the local zoo though it's just a very sad smelly prison for animals.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

Yubatake is spectacular. There's free foot bath which's great for winter. The Yubatake area surrounded by many shops and restaurants.

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

Nice place with smoking hot spring water oozing out from the source. Should go when in Kusatsu. There are lots of shops nearby too.

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Tokyo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

If you want spend couple of days away from Tokyo, feeling nature and relaxed in hot bath, Kusatsu-Onsen must be one of your choice. You only need to ride highway bus, named 'Yumeguri-go', from Shinjuku-station bus terminal and in 4hrs, you will arrive to Kusatsu-Onsen(the last stop). There, you can experience very traditional Japanese hot spring village. People are walking... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

Pretty mixed review food was good, onsen's were interesting though generally the town doesn't like children. Sweeping generalization I know though I would not recommend coming here with young children.

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