Top 10 Things to do in Kusatsu, Japan

September 3, 2017 Velvet Champine

Discover the best top things to do in Kusatsu, Japan including Lake Biwa Museum, Aeon Mall Kusatsu, Ishiyamadera Temple, Yabasekihanto Park, Aquatic Plants Garden Mizunomori, Kusatsujuku Honjin, Sandai Shrine, Tatiki Shrine, Rokuha Park, Michinoeki Kusatsu.
Restaurants in Kusatsu

1. Lake Biwa Museum

1091 Oroshimocho, Kusatsu 525-0001, Shiga Prefecture +81 77-568-4811
Excellent
39%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 129 reviews

Lake Biwa Museum

Reviewed By diel_oye - Greater London, United Kingdom

I traveled in a group, and we got one native english speaker (staff) to guide us. It was fun to know almost all the facts and the explanation in english.
the most interesting part is the aquarium. There are many tanks, and they even have many special tanks for breeding and also for research.

2. Aeon Mall Kusatsu

300 Niihamamachi, Kusatsu 525-0067, Shiga Prefecture +81 77-599-5000
Excellent
11%
Good
63%
Satisfactory
26%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 45 reviews

Aeon Mall Kusatsu

Reviewed By Tawan U - Chiang Mai, Thailand

I usually take bus from Seta station to here. It costs around 200 yen. There are many shops to enjoy. There are restaurants on first floor and food court on higher floor (can't remember which floor but food there is also good). There's supermarket on first floor as well.

3. Ishiyamadera Temple

1-1-1 Ishiyamadera, Otsu 520-0861, Shiga Prefecture +81 77-537-0013
Excellent
43%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 263 reviews

Ishiyamadera Temple

Reviewed By Gemma'smum - California

Ishiyamadera has always been one of my favorite temple complexes. The Gardens are wonderful and the tues to Basho and Murasaki Shikibu add to the experience. In autumn the color and Gardens are especially beautiful and add to the experience. Be sure to explore away from main buildings and buy the 1200 yen ticket at the front gate to see everything.

4. Yabasekihanto Park

2108 Yabasecho, Kusatsu 525-0066, Shiga Prefecture +81 77-567-1969
Excellent
38%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 39 reviews

Yabasekihanto Park

Reviewed By biwakocat - Otsu, Japan

A wide-open playground with lots of jungle gym equipment, slides, etc. for kids to climb up and play on. There is also an area (costs a few hundred yen) where you can ride bicycles of different shapes and sizes, as well as a huge space to play catch or fly a kite.

5. Aquatic Plants Garden Mizunomori

1091 Oroshimocho, Kusatsu 525-0001, Shiga Prefecture +81 77-568-2332
Excellent
23%
Good
63%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 34 reviews

Aquatic Plants Garden Mizunomori

Reviewed By gingerbrownie - Hong Kong, China

The official website provides a calendar of plants good to see in different months. I visited in March. There were not much to see except the greenhouse and the flowers near the entrance. The garden was windy. The greenhouse is great though lotus was not in full bloom when I visited. I have seen some leaves beautiful like flowers that I have never seen before. Impressive! The restaurant provides soft ice cream of lotus flavour but I did not try. Visitors can buy a combo ticket if they intend to go to Lake Biwa Museum which is 5 minutes' walk away.

6. Kusatsujuku Honjin

1-2-8 Kusatsu, Kusatsu 525-0034, Shiga Prefecture +81 77-561-6636
Excellent
30%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 36 reviews

Kusatsujuku Honjin

Reviewed By ひらめ - 東京

東海道五三次の主要な宿でもあった草津に残る、本陣の跡。江戸時代は、京都も前にして、ここで数々の旅人がわらじを脱いだことでしょう。ひっそりとした空気の中に、彼らの息遣いが感じられるようでもありました。

7. Sandai Shrine

309 Tsunacho, Kusatsu 525-0005, Shiga Prefecture +81 77-566-3219
Excellent
28%
Good
72%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Sandai Shrine

Reviewed By kuaychap - Singapore, Singapore

On my own, I would never even have thought of coming here. Someone in our group had a strong urge to see wisterias if still possible (this was May 8th). Our hotel GM advised that they were still around, but we had to go on a bit of a drive out of Kyoto. An hour's drive in a Jumbo taxi for the 8 of us saw us in a dusty carpark just off Lake Biwa, in the middle of rice fields. It didn't look very promising, but the people we passed coming out as we were entering the shrine were smiling.
A short queue to pay for entry, and we were there right under the wisterias, snapping away happily with all the other visitors.

8. Tatiki Shrine

4-1-3 Kusatsu, Kusatsu 525-0034, Shiga Prefecture +81 77-562-0420
Excellent
10%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
50%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 20 reviews

Tatiki Shrine

Reviewed By お遍路さん京都市 - 京都市

ここは平地にある「立木さん」。ここは古社で1200数十年前に創建されたらしい。厄除開運と交通安全の大神としても有名です。坂上田村麻呂将軍が東北鎮圧に際して道中安全と厄除開運を祈願して大般若経を寄進したとの伝承も残っています。ここが東海道と中山道の分岐点でもあり色々な地方の産物や習わしもここで融合していたみたいです。それにしても新年であったせいか、とんでもない人出と云うか、凄い参詣者の数でした。

9. Rokuha Park

7-11-2 Oiwake, Kusatsu 525-0047, Shiga Prefecture +81 77-564-3838
Excellent
40%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 5 reviews

Rokuha Park

Reviewed By ZRX大津市 - 大津市

草津駅から少し離れたところにある公園です。
緑が多いので散歩には良いかもしれません。
夏にはそこそこ大きなプールがありよいと思います。

10. Michinoeki Kusatsu

1436 Oroshimocho, Kusatsu 525-0001, Shiga Prefecture +81 77-568-1208
Excellent
11%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
62%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 18 reviews

Michinoeki Kusatsu

Reviewed By お遍路さん京都市 - 京都市

トイレ休憩に立ち寄っただけです。関西人でも「草津」と云ってすぐに「滋賀県」と出て来る人は少ない。草津と云えば群馬県の草津温泉の知名度が圧倒的に上です。滋賀県内では県庁所在地の大津市よりもちんねんは遥かに開けている都市なのに・・・滋賀県そのものが全国的には認知度が低い県なので・・・仕方ないのか、とも思うけど。真剣に県名を琵琶湖県に変更しようか、とも考えていた時期があった(今も多かれ少なかれある)ほど認知度は全国的にも低い、ましてや、草津市はより低い。琵琶湖やひこにゃんは知っているけど滋賀県や草津は知らない、と云う県、もう少し全国区になるように県としてCMしたらいいのに・・・。と、云う観点からはここは特色不足、信楽焼きの幟かと思いきや食べ物の広島焼の幟とは・・・・滋賀県にしか、草津市にしかないものをもっともっとアピールすべきですね。儲けとか採算とかはど返ししてでも・・・。

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