Top 10 Things to do in Kusatsu-machi, Japan

September 15, 2017 Marissa Gamble

Discover the best top things to do in Kusatsu-machi, Japan including Yubatake, Sainokawara Park, Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane, Yugama, Kusatsu Nettaiken, Netsunoyu, Kusatsu International Ski Place, Kosenji temple, Kusatsu Tsurutaro Kataoka Art Museum, Osen Waterfall.
Restaurants in Kusatsu-machi

Kusatsu, Kusatsu-machi, Agatsuma-gun 377-1711, Gunma Prefecture +81 77-552-3040
Excellent
51%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Yubatake

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.

Reviewed By SipsTea - KL

We visited Yubatake late in the evening. It was very interesting to see the sulphuric hot water flowing, which is the symbol of Kusatsu and the source of the nearby hotel’s onsen water. Really pretty in dark when the multicolored lights come on. Around this...MoreThank you for taking the time to write about Yubatake and light up. I hope to you have a wonderfl and fun time to Kusatsu onsen. We looking forward to welcoming you again so soon and you should stay here for a few days:)

2. Sainokawara Park

Sainokawara, Kusatsu-machi, Agatsuma-gun 377-1700, Gunma Prefecture +81 279-88-6167
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 429 reviews

Sainokawara Park

Reviewed By thelonious22 - Seongnam

Sainokawara Park is the highlight of the town where you can get the best view of the town’s geothermic activity. The 15 minute walk from the town center is through a narrow street lined with shops and restaurants. The outdoor onsen of the same name is probably the largest onsen pool in a natural setting that I have been in. It can accommodate up to a hundred bathers and the Kusatsu scenery in the background adds to the experience.

3. Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane

Kusatsu-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma Prefecture
Excellent
45%
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4 based on 197 reviews

Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane

Reviewed By Constant T - Queenstown, New Zealand

The drive up to and around Mt Shirane on a wonderful clear day is just spectacular. During our visit an exclusion zone had been declared in the vicinity of the crater lake unfortunately/fortunately. But from a number of angles it was possible to get an impression of the forces just a little way beneath us.

4. Yugama

Kusatsu-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma Prefecture
Excellent
48%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 101 reviews

Yugama

Reviewed By Constant T - Queenstown, New Zealand

Maybe as a consequence of the nearby eruption at Ontake, or because there indeed were increased risk measurements here, the actual walk to the lake was closed. Fair enough. The signs on the surrounding countryside clearly indicated that we were lucky to see what was on offer without putting ourselves at further risk.

5. Kusatsu Nettaiken

287 Kusatsu, Kusatsu-machi, Agatsuma-gun 377-1711, Gunma Prefecture +81 279-88-3271
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 103 reviews

Kusatsu Nettaiken

Reviewed By caipirina - Colombo, Sri Lanka

This small zoo's advantage are the homely charm and the fact that the animals are not exposed to masses of people. Other than the lazy / sleepy crocodiles, most other critters were happy to somehow interact with people (some had feeding stations or little string toys one could use) instead of the lethargic / dead eyes I know from big city zoos. They must have adjusted the animals to feeding time just after most ryokans have their check out times, when most visitors come .. the animals were up, feeding, looked happy. Especially fun are the outdoor snow monkeys. And there are nibbly fish foot and hand baths (included in the price, in Thailand you pay a pretty penny to dip your feet in for that kind of 'fish spa') .. They even offered free pick up from our ryokan and the main building has free wifi.

6. Netsunoyu

414 Kusatsu, Kusatsu-machi, Agatsuma-gun 377-1701, Gunma Prefecture +81 279-88-3613
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 234 reviews

Netsunoyu

Reviewed By Julie L - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Demonstration about how the town cools their hot water which comes from the Mountains (I think). Very cultural and interactive experience

7. Kusatsu International Ski Place

Kusatsu, Kusatsu-machi, Agatsuma-gun 377-1711, Gunma Prefecture +81 279-88-8111
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4 based on 144 reviews

Kusatsu International Ski Place

Reviewed By Constant T - Queenstown, New Zealand

Visiting outside the snow season it is difficult to get a full picture. But the Ski Place is impressive and has all the facilities. The drive up was the "high" point for us.

8. Kosenji temple

446 Ko, Kusatsu, Kusatsu-machi, Agatsuma-gun 371-1711, Gunma Prefecture +81 279-88-2224
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 81 reviews

Kosenji temple

Reviewed By caipirina - Colombo, Sri Lanka

We saw several people slip and slide on the way up, the stairs have not been kept clean and the snow has turned to ice. Do use the banister on your way up. The view from here is well worth it and some areas of the temple are nice, though some work is needed (i.e. the gong at the small shrine is not working) ... but the snow added to the atmosphere.

9. Kusatsu Tsurutaro Kataoka Art Museum

479 Kusatsu, Kusatsu-machi, Agatsuma-gun 377-1711, Gunma Prefecture +81 279-88-1011
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
6%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 73 reviews

Kusatsu Tsurutaro Kataoka Art Museum

Reviewed By StewieTokyo - Saitama, Japan

Kataoka Tsurutaro was a TV comedian but his talents stretch way beyond that. This museum is one of four that he has had built to show his art work, i.e.. what he has painted not what he collected. Mostly modern style but of traditional themes. The museum is a bit pricy (about ¥1,000 each) but the small collection is very good quality. Also, a lovely coffee bar in the gift shop that looks out on the path in order to people watch.

10. Osen Waterfall

Kusatsu-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma Prefecture
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Osen Waterfall

Reviewed By マサハル タ

駐車場までは創価学会の広い敷地の研修設備を横に見て、20分ほど歩きます。そこからがスタートです。登山道入り口には、「初心者向けでは無い」という事が書いてありますが、確かにスニーカー等でもちょっと滑る斜面です。杖が無料で貸し出しで置いてありますので、帰りが登りになりますので是非お借りした方が良いです。熊が出るらしく、出発地と中間休憩所に熊避けの鐘があります。滝に流れ込んでいる水は、過去に鉱山があった場所から流れている為、飲料不可といろんな場所に書いてあります。一眼レフを持った方がいらっしゃった位、見ごたえがあります。

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