We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Yubatake

Kusatsu, Kusatsu-machi, Agatsuma-gun 377-1711, Gunma Prefecture
+81 77-552-3040
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Beautiful view

The center of town surrounded by restaurants and shops. Keep in mind that some restaurants may be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
patrykn558
Scenic and interesting

The large hotspring with water piped down wooden slats is unusual and visually interesting... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
perlin310
,
Mountain View, California
Read all 1,020 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hot water” (12 reviews)
“onsen town” (6 reviews)
“foot bath” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Kusatsu, Kusatsu-machi, Agatsuma-gun 377-1711, Gunma Prefecture
CONTACT
Website
+81 77-552-3040
Write a Review
Reviews (1,020)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 58 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 days 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 5 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

Reviewed 18 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.

Thank thelonious22
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! I'm glad you enjoyed the characteristical atmosphere of Yubatake. Please come back and visit us again some time.

Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

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

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

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.

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...More

1  Thank Leslie S
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank carnellin
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Hiranoya
32 reviews
.04 km away
Hakukotei
28 reviews
.07 km away
Yakitori Shizuka
31 reviews
.03 km away
Coffee Senka Aya
7 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
Sainokawara Park
383 reviews
.65 km away
Netsunoyu
211 reviews
.04 km away
Kusatsu Nettaiken
97 reviews
.70 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Maventy
4 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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
0
Votes
petkana
1 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from dor66 | Reviewed this property |
Take train to Takasaki, change train to Naganohara Kusatsuguchi, then bus to Kusatsu
0
Votes